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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Oil shipping: rail versus pipeline? Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    Oil pipelines safer than trains?

    Monday's derailment of a CSX train has reignited the debate about the cheapest and safest way to move oil across the country.

  • 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.

  • Feb 17- A CSX Corp oil train that derailed and erupted in flames in West Virginia on Monday was hauling newer model tank cars, not the older versions widely criticized for being prone to puncture, the company said. The train, which was carrying North Dakota crude to an oil depot in Yorktown, Virginia, derailed in a small town 33 miles southeast of Charleston.

  • CSX SAYS CRUDE TRAIN DERAILMENT IN WEST VIRGINIA IS CAUSING DELAYS ALONG THAT LINE.

  • Feb 17- A CSX Corp oil train that derailed and erupted in flames in West Virginia on Monday was hauling newer model tank cars, not the older versions widely criticized for being prone to puncture, the firm said. The train, which was carrying North Dakota crude to an oil depot in Yorktown, Virginia, derailed in a small town 33 miles southeast of Charleston.

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Five hundred and ninety one days have passed since a train carrying crude oil derailed and incinerated the town of Lac Megantic in Quebec. DOT started working on new rules in April 2012-- more than a year before the devastating fire at Lac Megantic in July 2013, which claimed the lives of 47 people-- so the process has so far taken 1,041 days.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • BECKLEY, W.Va., Feb 16- A CSX Corp train hauling North Dakota crude derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze, destroying a house and forcing the evacuation of two towns in the second significant oil-train incident in three days. One or two of the cars plunged into the Kanawha River, and "a couple are burning," said Robert Jelacic, night shift...

  • CSX CORP SAYS 1 INJURY IN DERAILMENT OF TRAIN CARRYING CRUDE OIL NEAR MOUNT CARBON, WEST VIRGINIA.

  • Oil train derails in W. Va., sparks blast, fires Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    A train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday sparking a house fire and threatening the water supply.