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  • NEW YORK, June 16- As politicians debate the dangers of a massive increase in oil carried by rail in North America, railroads and energy producers are considering the same for natural gas.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 10- Grain handlers are lobbying the Canadian government for even stricter rules requiring railroads to allocate thousands of railcars to them each week in hopes of stopping an unprecedented crop logjam from getting worse.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- Oil industry studies concluding that Bakken crude oil is safe to move by rail under existing standards may underestimate the dangers of the fuel and should not be the last word, U.S. lawmakers and industry officials said on Monday.

  • May 29- Canadian National Railway Chief Executive Claude Mongeau said on Thursday he expects U.S. regulators to phase out use of DOT-111 tank cars in three to five years, following a deadly explosion in Quebec last year.

  • DOT issues emergency order on Bakken shipments     Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the Department of Transportation is ordering all company's transporting Bakken oil by rail to notify the communities they are traveling through.

  • US to oil shippers: No more unannounced visits Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 3:20 PM ET
    A train is derailed west of Casselton, North Dakota

    U.S. companies moving crude via rail must tell states when a cargo is moving across their jurisdiction, the Transportation Secretary said.

  • Energy revolution fueling economy: BNSF     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Matthew Rose, BNSF executive chairman, explains how domestic energy production is helping the economy grow.

  • Josh Brown buys Greenbrier     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    FMHR trader Josh Brown explains why investors should buy railroad freight car maker The Greenbrier Companies.

  • The cargo conundrum     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu provides insight on road and rail stocks, in addition to providing perspective on air freight and logistics.

  • Gas prices ready to downshift, in time for summer Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Gasoline prices have increased in part because of an ethanol price hike, but the national average will stay low this summer.

  • Gartman: US learned way without Keystone     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    Discussing whether the U.S. really needs the Keystone XL oil pipeline, with Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter.

  • Riding the economic rails: BNSF CEO     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Carl Ice, CEO of BNSF Railway, shares his thoughts on the renaissance in the railroad industry as commodity shipping picks up steam after this winter's harsh weather. We handled half the growth that the industry had, says Ice.

  • Gauging the rail industry     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Discussing whether the increase in oil shipments by railway in the U.S. is causing congestion on the rail for other commodities, with Tony Hatch, ABH Consulting. Also, a look at the investment environment for rail stocks.

  • Surge in oil shipped by rail: WSJ     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    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.

  • New rail rules for oil shipments     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports U.S. rail has agreed to slow trains carrying oil through cities, following a string of explosions.

  • Riding the rail stocks     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    Large blocks of rail stocks were bought today, according to the Fast Money traders. What's the play on the rails?

  • Transports skid into nasty winter     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    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.

  • Train derails in Pennsylvania     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    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.

  • Train hauling oil derails in Pennsylvania     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    A Norfolk Southern train carrying crude oil derails in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania.

  • Warning signals on Dow transports     Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Are regulations slowing down transports? Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners, shares his thoughts on what's driving transportation stocks lower and provides an outlook on the sector.