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Oil tanker turned party boat? Best. Vacation. Ever.

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Wondering what to do with your next couple of days off? For $110, you can party like oil is still over $100 with 25 foot slides, water trampolines, and  an open bar on an oil tanker. Yup, you heard me right. D-Boat Antigua is a 43-year-old decommissioned oil tanker turned party boat, permanently moored just off Maiden Island in Antigua, according ...

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Canada to ban rail cars involved in fiery crash

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MONTREAL (AP) — Canada’s transport minister says the rail car model involved in a fiery crash that killed 47 people in Quebec three years ago will no longer be allowed to transport oil in Canada as of Nov. 1. Marc Garneau said Monday that older tankers, called DOT-111 cars, and a version jacketed with an extra layer of metal to ...

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Unions protest change in Alaska oil tanker escort contract

Alaska, oil tankers, unions, protest, Exxon Valdez

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two maritime unions are protesting a proposal to change who escorts oil tankers out of Alaska’s Prince William Sound, warning the change could cause a major spill in the area where the Exxon Valdez accident saw 11 million gallons of crude soil beaches and wildlife in 1989. Alyeska (al-ee-ES-kah) Pipeline Service Co., which operates the trans-Alaska ...

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How to implode an oil train tanker (VIDEO)

If an oil tanker is on the path to destruction, it usually meets its end after a derailment and the [possible] subsequent explosions. But what it would take to make one implode? In their usual tongue in cheek, “don’t try this at home” fashion, the team on the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters recently took on the challenge of destroying an oil ...

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Energy companies ready to ship oil abroad

Energy companies ready to ship oil abroad

Less than a month after President Barack Obama signed a bill abolishing America’s crude export ban, energy companies are positioning themselves to ship American oil overseas. The first oil tanker left Corpus Christi on New Year’s Eve and is expected to arrive in Italy on Jan. 20. ConocoPhillips produced the oil from Eagle Ford Shale in Texas. The crude will ...

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Oil exports could bolster Eagle Ford – eventually

The first oil exports from the United States left the Port of Corpus Christi on Thursday afternoon aboard the “Theo T” tanker heading for Europe just weeks after Congress repealed the nearly 40-year-old export ban. The exports — using Eagle Ford oil pumped by ConocoPhillips and transported by NuStar Energy — mark a momentous change in the midst of one ...

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Railroad emergency response eyed by group

If railroad oil tanker cars or others carrying hazardous cargo derailed along the Norfolk Southern tracks in the Sinking Spring-Wyomissing corridor, which way would spilled material flow, where would firefighting foam come from, and where might a command post be placed? Getting answers to those questions has moved higher on Thomas Bausher’s to-do list after several accidents involving oil trains ...

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