Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and Canadian National Railway Co have come under enormous pressure to clear the backlog, which resulted from a record harvest last year and subsequent disruptions of service caused by a frigid winter.» Read More
Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO, weighs in on the WSJ report saying there is a surge in oil being shipped by rail which is "sidetracking" other industries. Dan Gilbert, Quicken Loans founder & Chairman, weighs in.
*Trucker strike in Vancouver causing lumber backlog. TORONTO, March 12- Canadian National Railway Co, the country's biggest railroad operator, said on Wednesday it will meet the federal government's order to ship 500,000 tonnes of grain a week, but its chief executive said there would still be a severe backlog even under ideal conditions.
MOSCOW, March 8- Rosatom, Russia's state energy corporation, said on Saturday it would resume nuclear fuel shipments to Europe via Ukraine after Kiev lifted a ban imposed during anti-government protests earlier this year on transporting the hazardous material.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ OTTAWA, March 7- Canada's government took the drastic step on Friday of forcing the country's two major rail companies to ship at least 500,000 tonnes of grain each a week to ease a massive backlog that is hurting farmers.
NEW YORK/ CALGARY, Feb 28- New U.S. rules to toughen classification standards for oil-train shipments will affect less than 3 percent of the tank cars now hauling crude across the country, leaving older, flawed models on the tracks, officials and industry sources say.
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday officials have launched inspections at state rail yards to protect people from potential accidents involving shipments of volatile crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. lawmakers are expected to question regulators and rail industry officials on Wednesday about several recent fiery derailments, focusing on whether shipments from energy producing regions such as North Dakota's Bakken area are being handled safely.
Feb 25- Rapid growth in moving oil by train in the United States, coupled with a spate of fiery crashes and derailments, has prompted U.S. regulators and railroads to consider new safety measures this year.
LONDON, Feb 25- U.S. railroad operators have agreed new safety procedures to reduce the number of fiery derailments involving crude-carrying trains and cut the risk of a catastrophic explosion in a densely populated urban centre.
WASHINGTON, Feb 21- Many oil-by-rail shipments will slow down through urban areas and track inspections will increase on high-traffic areas in response to a string of fiery derailments in the last several months, the American Association of Railroads said on Friday.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports U.S. rail has agreed to slow trains carrying oil through cities, following a string of explosions.
By July 1, many large train shipments of oil will abide by a 40 mph speed limit in urban areas, the American Association of Railroads said.
Large blocks of rail stocks were bought today, according to the Fast Money traders. What's the play on the rails?
Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners analyst, explains how severe winter weather is impacting the transports. There may be an opportunity to buy some of these stocks at a discount, says Broughton.
A train carrying propane and oil derailed in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, reports WXPI-TV reporter Dave Bondy. The oil is leaking, but it is not endangering any residences in the area.
A Norfolk Southern train carrying crude oil derails in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania.
CALGARY, Feb 12- Canadian National Railway is charging shippers more to transport crude oil in older tank cars, one of the first signs that rail operators are actively discouraging use of the type of cars involved in several dramatic explosions.
HOUSTON, Feb 6- Independent oil refiner Tesoro Corp is replacing older railcars in its crude-by-rail fleet with ones that have the latest safety designs, Chief Executive Officer Greg Goff told analysts on Thursday.
Feb 4- U.S. coal miner Arch Coal Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss due to weak shipments and prices, but said markets for thermal coal, used to generate power, are improving. They soared 5 percent during a conference call with Wall Street analysts.
Feb 4- U.S. coal miner Arch Coal Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss due to lower shipments and weak prices of both thermal and metallurgical coal. Arch Coal, whose shares fell 3.5 percent in premarket trading, said it expects to sell between 131.5 million and 142.5 million tons of coal in 2014..