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West Central Tribune
July 11, 2014
Editorial: Oil-train safety starts right in the oil fields
GRAND FORKS — Several times a day, oil trains rumble through Grand Forks (and other Midwest cities), prompting red lights to flash, rail safety arms to fall — and stopped motorists to ponder their fiery fates if that train were to explosively derail.
July 11, 2014 - 6:00am
July 1, 2014
New Minn. rail regulations aim to enhance safety for increased shipments of oil by rail
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota laws took effect on Tuesday to improve the safety of citizens and rail workers who live and work near railroad tracks...
July 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
May 7, 2014
Transportation secretary says states must be warned of crude oil moving via rail
WASHINGTON — U.S. companies moving crude oil via rail must tell state officials when a cargo is moving across their regions, the U.S. Transportation Secretary said on Wednesday, the latest response to a string of fiery and sometimes deadly derailments.
May 7, 2014 - 11:09pm
May 1, 2014
Derailed CSX train in Virginia carried North Dakota oil; over 800 barrels spilled
LYNCHBURG, Virginia - The CSX Corp train that derailed and erupted in flames in Lynchburg, Virginia, was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale...
May 1, 2014 - 1:50pm
April 5, 2014
Explosive questions: Study of oil from deadly Quebec derailment points to Bakken crude's volatility
WILLISTON, N.D. – Last July 6, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in...
April 5, 2014 - 11:03am
March 4, 2014
U.S. court rejects BP appeal over Gulf spill losses
(Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected BP Plc's (BP.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) bid to block businesses from recovering money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if they could not trace their economic losses to the disaster.
March 4, 2014 - 6:58am
February 12, 2014
Oil transportation fee sought for safety programs
ST. PAUL — Improved crude oil safety measures should be funded by charging 0.01 cent per gallon on all crude transported in Minnesota, the...
February 12, 2014 - 11:48pm
February 11, 2014
Midwest Opinion: On oil on rails being an ongoing saga
From Forum News Service An editorial from newspapers in the Midwest. On oil on rails being an ongoing saga FARGO, N.D. — Forum Communications Co.’s series “The Crude Frontier” is putting in broad context the huge challenges associated with moving Bakken light crude oil...
February 11, 2014 - 5:00am
February 10, 2014
Oil slips toward $109 after touching five-week high
LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Brent crude eased back after hitting a five-week high above $109 a barrel on Monday as investors bet the U.S. central bank would maintain stimulus measures to support demand in the world's biggest economy and top oil consumer.
February 10, 2014 - 7:37am
February 4, 2014
U.S. opens taps, a bit, on oil exports to Europe
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government has authorized limited crude oil exports to Europe, for the first time in years, raising new questions about how companies are testing the limits of a controversial, decades-old exports ban.
February 4, 2014 - 7:29am
January 31, 2014
With soaring production, more oil is moving by rail
An oil boom in North Dakota has brought a flood of workers, infrastructure investment and tax revenues. But as production soared, it became increasingly difficult to move oil out of the region as pipeline capacity lagged behind. Enter trains. The railroads that helped settle the...
January 31, 2014 - 11:24pm
January 21, 2014
Halliburton profit surges 31 percent as drilling booms outside North America
(Reuters) - Halliburton Co (HAL.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported a 31 percent rise in quarterly profit as the world's second-largest oilfield services company's push into global markets more than made up for weakness in North America. Income from continuing operations...
January 21, 2014 - 7:14am
January 13, 2014
Report puts N.D. train crash damage estimate at $6.1 million
CASSELTON, N.D. – Nearly all of the tank cars involved in a fiery train crash near here last month punctured in the wreck, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil and causing $6.1 million in damage, according to a preliminary report released Monday by federal investigators. According...
January 13, 2014 - 12:53pm
January 8, 2014
Fire at Canada train derailment burns through the night
TORONTO (Reuters) - Fire burned into the early hours of Wednesday morning after a Canadian National Railway train carrying propane and crude...
January 8, 2014 - 10:06am
January 3, 2014
Alert issued on Bakken crude, local emergency responders train to be prepared (with video)
Tribune and Forum News Service reports FARGO — A federal agency issued a safety alert Thursday on Bakken crude oil, warning emergency responders,...
January 3, 2014 - 12:00am