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A timeline recent oil train crashes in the US and Canada

The derailment of an oil train in rural northeastern Montana follows a string of accidents as shipments of crude by rail have increased dramatically in recent years, driven by a surge in domestic production: — July 5, 2013: A runaway Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train that had been left unattended derailed, spilling oil and catching fire inside the town ...

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With a solemn remembrance and music, protesters decry oil-train accidents

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Two years after a fatal oil-train derailment in Quebec drew national attention to the transport of crude oil, more than 100 people gathered Saturday in Center City to remember the victims and demand better train safety controls in Philadelphia. “These trains go through our neighborhoods and right past our most important icons, and right by a major water supply,” said ...

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Gov. Wolf presses rail companies on voluntary oil-train safety standards

Gov. Tom Wolf today appealed to Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation — the two major movers of crude oil by rail through Pennsylvania — to voluntarily implement a wide range of additional and more stringent standards to reduce risk of derailments. In a letter, Mr. Wolf pointed to four safety initiatives undertaken by BNSF Railway, a large rail carrier ...

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Feds issue speed limits for crude oil trains

Freight trains hauling flammable materials through Pittsburgh and other urban areas are under new federal guidelines to slow down, a safety regulation that has the rail industry reviewing its operations. A package of regulations and advisories released Friday from the Department of Transportation included an emergency order limiting trains to 40 MPH through densely populated areas, including Pittsburgh, when carrying ...

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From the East Coast, Bakken Oil’s outlook not so bad

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Doom and gloom over production declines, and a rapid decline in oil-field jobs has many people worried in North Dakota, but the outlook sketched in by analysts and energy leaders in Denver, Colorado, at the recent DUG Bakken/Niobrara Conference sponsored by Houston-based Hart Energy, presented a different picture. “Keep Calm and Drill On,” the slogan emblazoned on ...

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Bakken oil trains roll across Columbus

Almost 1.4 million Ohioans live within a half-mile of railroad lines where some of the most-volatile crude oil in North America rolls by each week, a Dispatch analysis has found. Those people, about 12 percent of the state’s population, are at risk of being forced from their homes should a train hauling crude oil from the Bakken shale fields of ...

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