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Pennsylvania won’t disclose oil train information

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Pennsylvania officials have refused a request from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to provide information on volatile crude oil shipments through the city. U.S. railroad companies were ordered to provide information on such shipments by the Department of Transportation in May, following a series of explosive derailment accidents. The companies were to include estimates of how ...

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California wants details on crude oil shipments by railroad

David Danelski | The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) Disclosures from railroad companies about volatile crude oil shipments from the Northern Plains are starting to be made public after the Obama administration last month ordered that such information be shared with states. But so far only a trickle of details about the dangerous cargo has been shared with California’s emergency response agency. Initial ...

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NY oil spill fund stunted by tax disparity

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media A report by Scott Waldman of Capital New York today reveals that the two companies responsible for the majority of oil-by-rail shipments through New York pay much less into the state oil-spill disaster fund than their competitors. Global Partners of Massachusetts and Buckeye Partners of Texas contributed a combined third of the state’s disaster ...

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Washington state residents rail against oil shipments

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SPOKANE, Wash. (A.P)— Speakers told a state Senate committee Tuesday that they oppose the rapid increase in rail cars carrying crude oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota and Montana through the state. The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee met in Spokane, a major railroad hub for the northern United States, to take testimony on a bill that ...

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Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers

By Jonathan Fahey | Associated Press Energy Writer NEW YORK — Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal — and companies that produce cleaner fuels or efficiency technologies — are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration’s new proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The biggest U.S. natural gas producer, Exxon Mobil, will likely ...

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Bakken Briefings

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 By STEVE ANDRIST, Bismark Tribune Man camp beds moving Fewer man camp beds will be located between Tioga and Ray. Target Logistics has informed Williams County Planning and Zoning officials that it plans to move part of the operation at its Tioga Lodge to McKenzie County. The move comes in response to completion of construction operations at the Hess gas ...

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Farmers still desperate for rail service

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By Stephen J. Lee, Forum News Service  The slow rail service threatening the livelihood of farmers in the Upper Midwest has gotten better in recent weeks, but at the Forest River Bean Co., the railcars ordered from BNSF or Canadian Pacific are still two to three months behind, said the company president. Brian Schanilec, a fifth generation farmer, called the crisis ...

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Ethanol producers complain about rail service

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OMAHA, Neb. (A.P) — Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices. The Renewable Fuels Association criticized railroads Thursday and triggered a strong response from the Association of American Railroads. RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen says railroads should take the blame for ethanol ...

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Oil sector withholds information about rail cargoes, says U.S. Regulator

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By Reuters Media  WASHINGTON – U.S. transport regulators on Friday criticized the oil industry for not sharing important information about the kinds of rail shipments that were involved in a number of recent fiery derailments. In letters with regulators and testimony to lawmakers, leaders of trade groups like the American Petroleum Institute have said since January that they will share results ...

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