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July 11, 2014
Editorial: Oil-train safety starts right in the oil fields
July 11, 2014 - 6:00am
July 1, 2014
Tanker cars are shown Tuesday afternoon in the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar, as seen from the pedestrian bridge at Sixth Street Southeast. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
New Minn. rail regulations aim to enhance safety for increased shipments of oil by rail
July 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
May 7, 2014
Transportation secretary says states must be warned of crude oil moving via rail
May 7, 2014 - 11:09pm
May 1, 2014
Emergency personnel attend to a CSX Corp train carrying crude oil that derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, April 30, 2014. The derailment caused oil to spill into the James River and forced the evacuation of hundreds. REUTERS/WSET/Handout via Reuters
Derailed CSX train in Virginia carried North Dakota oil; over 800 barrels spilled
May 1, 2014 - 1:50pm
April 5, 2014
The Lac-Megantic, Quebec, derailment disaster that killed 47 people occurred after a single engineer parked his train for the night on a main line uphill from Lac-Megantic. The train of oil tankers carrying Bakken started rolling and eventually derailed, exploding into balls of fire and flattening the center of the town.
Explosive questions: Study of oil from deadly Quebec derailment points to Bakken crude's volatility
April 5, 2014 - 11:03am
March 4, 2014
U.S. court rejects BP appeal over Gulf spill losses
March 4, 2014 - 6:58am
February 12, 2014
Philip Qualy of the United Transportation Union tells reporters Wednesday near a St. Paul rail yard that trains can transport crude oil safely, but more rail car inspections are needed. He added that conductors in his union support higher standards for oil-carrying cars, a discussion already underway at the federal level. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Oil transportation fee sought for safety programs
February 12, 2014 - 11:48pm
February 11, 2014
Midwest Opinion: On oil on rails being an ongoing saga
February 11, 2014 - 5:00am
February 10, 2014
Oil slips toward $109 after touching five-week high
February 10, 2014 - 7:37am
February 4, 2014
U.S. opens taps, a bit, on oil exports to Europe
February 4, 2014 - 7:29am
January 31, 2014
With soaring production, more oil is moving by rail
January 31, 2014 - 11:24pm
January 21, 2014
Halliburton profit surges 31 percent as drilling booms outside North America
January 21, 2014 - 7:14am
January 13, 2014
Report puts N.D. train crash damage estimate at $6.1 million
January 13, 2014 - 12:53pm
January 8, 2014
Flames and smoke are seen today at the site of a train derailment in Wapske, New Brunswick. A Canadian National Railway train carrying propane and crude oil derailed and caught fire on Tuesday in northwest New Brunswick, Canada, the latest in a string of train accidents that have put the surging crude-by-rail business under heavy scrutiny. Reuters/Mathieu Belanger
Fire at Canada train derailment burns through the night
January 8, 2014 - 10:06am
January 3, 2014
National Transportation Safety Board board member Robert Sumwalt views damaged rail cars on scene of BNSF train accident in Casselton, N.D. Photo: National Transportation Safety Board play button
Alert issued on Bakken crude, local emergency responders train to be prepared (with video)
January 3, 2014 - 12:00am