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  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- A cleanup was continuing in the Kanawha River in West Virginia on Sunday after an oil spill last week following the derailment of a CSX Corp train, though drinking water was not affected, the company and federal officials said. Twenty seven of the train's 109 cars carrying 3.1 million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota to Virginia came off the...

  • The projection comes from a previously unreported analysis by the Department of Transportation that reviewed the risks of moving vast quantities of both fuels across the nation and through major cities. The study completed last July took on new relevance this week after a train loaded with crude derailed in West Virginia, sparked a spectacular fire and...

  • OTTAWA, Ontario— Canada's railways will have to pay for a disaster relief fund under proposed legislation introduced in response to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec in 2013.. A spokesman for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said the new levy amounts to 25 cents per barrel of oil shipped by rail. Lac Megantic acting mayor...

  • The trains will likely travel instead on a track that hugs the New River and at one point sweeps into the Pembroke town limits. In line with a federal protocol established last year following a string of fiery derailments across North America, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management on Tuesday informed 16 counties and cities that oil trains could be...

  • US rig count decreases 48 to 1,310 Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 1:46 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 48 this week to 1,310 amid depressed oil prices. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas' count fell by 22, Oklahoma lost 16, North Dakota and Wyoming each lost four, Alaska lost three, Colorado lost two and California and Utah...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., Feb 19- This week's oil train derailment and resulting explosion in West Virginia are likely to heighten scrutiny of new regulations pending in North Dakota, where the oil was produced, aimed at reducing the chance of such disasters. The cargo in Monday's accident was loaded onto a BNSF Railway Co locomotive at a facility owned by Plains All...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- Federal investigators will examine whether pressurized gas played a role in the massive blast that followed the derailment of a train carrying crude oil through West Virginia this week, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday. Questioning the possible role of gas vapors in the West Virginia fire broadens the debate over how to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- Federal investigators will examine whether pressurized gas played a role in the massive blast that followed the derailment of a train carrying crude oil through West Virginia this week, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday. "We will measure vapor pressure in the tank cars that derailed in West Virginia," said department...

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Speed doesn't appear to have been a factor in an oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a federal transportation official said Thursday. The CSX train was going 33 mph at the time of Monday's crash in the town of Mount Carbon. The speed limit was 50 mph, said Federal Railroad Administration acting administrator Sarah Feinberg.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- CSX has notified state officials of its plans to bypass the scene of a crude train derailment and continue delivering oil to a terminal on the Virginia coast, emergency management officials from Virginia and West Virginia said Wednesday. Those shipments will use a combination of CSX and other railroads to reach eastern Virginia destinations, "...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- CSX has notified West Virginia officials of its plans to bypass the scene of a crude train derailment and continue deliveries to eastern Virginia, according to the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. A train carrying North Dakota crude to an oil depot in Yorktown, Virginia, derailed on Tuesday in a small town 33...

  • TransCanada to seek US approval for $600M Upland Pipeline Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    TransCanada Corp.' s proposed $600 million Upland Pipeline would begin near the northwestern North Dakota oil hub of Williston and go north into Canada about 200 miles. TransCanada hopes to have the Upland Pipeline operating in 2018, pending approval from the U.S. State Department, North Dakota's Public Service Commission and Canada's National Energy...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 18- Tank cars from a derailed oil train were still on fire in West Virginia on Wednesday, two days after an explosive accident in which 25 cars went off the rails, a CSX Corp spokeswoman said. Twenty cars caught fire after Monday's derailment in the small town of Mount Carbon 33 miles southeast of Charleston. "We still have some fires on and near tank cars,"...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 18- Indebted Russian coal and steel producer Mechel has sold its U.S.-based Bluestone coal business back to its original owner, the James Justice family, in an attempt to free up cash to service its debt, Mechel said on Wednesday. Six years ago, Mechel bought the business from the Justice family from West Virginia for $436 million in cash plus preferred...

  • CSX SAYS OIL TRAIN TANK CARS STILL ON FIRE AFTER MONDAY DERAILMENT IN WEST VIRGINIA, LEAKS POTENTIALLY CONTINUING.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 17- Canadian National Railway Co said on Tuesday it has nearly completed repairs on a stretch of its mainline track in northern Ontario after a crude train derailed on the weekend, spilling oil and causing several of the cars to burn. Late on Saturday night, 29 cars carrying Alberta oil sands crude to eastern Ontario derailed from the track and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said on Tuesday. A 109- car delivery of crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken energy patch derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting at least nine cars ablaze.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 17- Canadian National Railway Co is still cleaning up spilled oil and removing damaged rail cars after a weekend derailment on its line at a remote site about 80 kilometers south of Timmins, Ontario. The company said 29 of 100 cars on the train heading from Alberta's tar sands to eastern Ontario derailed late on Saturday and seven caught fire.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Twenty five oil train tank cars derailed and 20 caught fire after a derailment in West Virginia on Monday, CSX said in a statement on Tuesday. Several cars are leaking oil from valves, CSX said. No tank cars fell into the Kanawha River after the derailment, the cause of which is under investigation, the statement said.

  • CSX SAYS 25 TANK CARS DERAILED IN WEST VIRGINIA CRUDE TRAIN ACCIDENT ON MONDAY; 20 CAUGHT FIRE.