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Letter: Who wins with oil on rails?


By: William D. Balgord, INFORUM The rumble of oil trains grows increasingly familiar across the United States. But a proposed oil pipeline vital to the future U.S. economy languishes in Washington, D.C., as it waits for approval by the Obama administration. BNSF unit trains consisting of a mile of black tank cars haul North Dakota crude oil across the state through ...

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New Obama adviser will not work on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the pipeline. Podesta founded the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, and has spoken out against the ...

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Railroad industry thriving due to shale oil boom

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By Paul Monies The boom in oil and natural gas drilling from shale means the nation’s railroads are handling more unit trains of crude oil and shipments of sand used in hydraulic fracturing, a vice president for BNSF Railway Co. said Tuesday. Dean Wise, vice president of network strategy for the Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad, said his company also launched ...

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9 empty oil tank cars derail in North Dakota

9 empty oil tank cars derail in North Dakota By: Associated Press, INFORUM   BISMARCK – BNSF Railway says nine empty oil tanker cars derailed after a train was hit by a pickup truck just outside of western North Dakota’s Oil Patch. BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the derailment occurred about 6:45 a.m. Sunday, about 60 miles southeast of Minot. McBeth ...

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Transport by rail vital to North Dakota oil


BISMARCK, N.D., Nov. 18 (UPI) – North Dakota Industrial Commission Director Lynn Helms said delivery of crude oil from the state should be “adequate” as long as rail deliveries continue.“Crude oil take away capacity is expected to be adequate as long as rail deliveries to coastal refineries keep growing,” he said in his so-called director’s cut, published Friday. Pipelines aren’t ...

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NW oil train traffic prevalent thanks to Bakken

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SEATTLE — Hundreds of trains carrying crude oil could soon be chugging across the Northwest, bringing potential jobs and revenues but raising concerns about oil spills, increased train and vessel traffic and other issues. With five refineries, Washington has long received crude oil from Alaska and elsewhere by ship, barges or pipelines. But ports and refiners are increasingly turning to ...

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Government revokes permits for two planned oil train terminals

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SEATTLE — State officials said Wednesday they are revoking permits for two planned oil train terminals in southwest Washington after deciding the projects should face more environmental scrutiny. The state Shorelines Hearings Board issued a letter Wednesday indicating it will invalidate permits for Westway Terminal Co. and Imperium Terminal Services, which want to build oil shipping terminals at the Port ...

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Bakken crude high speed rail facility saves Philadelphia Energy Solutions


For Philip Rinaldi, CEO of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, a petroleum refining company, the Bakken has been a business saver. One year ago, Rinaldi spoke to a crowd during the launching of PES after a rebranding effort and joint venture agreement between Sunoco Inc. and the Carlyle Group had formed to save the struggling refinery owned under a different name by ...

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Oil-by-rail proposed from ND to the Port of Vancouver

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VANCOUVER, Wash. — About 100 people attended a presentation Monday night in Vancouver on plans to build an oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver. The Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies want to build a $110 million terminal that would handle as much as 380,000 barrels of crude oil a day. The oil would arrive by train from North Dakota ...

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