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BNSF Details New Operating Procedures For Crude-Oil Trains

BNSF Railway Co. announced it has taken additional steps to improve crude-by-rail transportation on its network.

In a letter to customers, BSNF said it would work with them to phase out use of the older-model DOT-111 tank cars for shale crude service on its network within a year, and phase out unmodified CPC-1232 cars from shale crude service within three years. continue reading »

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AAR, RAC Back Transport Canada’s Tank-Car Safety Proposal

In response to a recent string of crude-oil train derailments and explosions, Transport Canada unveiled a proposal that would require railcars hauling crude oil and other flammable goods to meet new safety standards. continue reading »

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Walker Plans to Pursue Two Export-Capable LNG Lines

Gov. Bill Walker wants Alaska to pursue two natural gas pipeline projects, both of which would be capable of exporting liquefied natural gas. continue reading »

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Low Cost Of Crude Could Fire Up Shale Deals

Investors and financial analysts expect a wave of corporate fire sales over the next two years if low oil prices remain. Experts say any purchases will more than likely be made by the bigger, richer players within the areas of Texas to North Dakota. continue reading »

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North Dakota Producers Face New Vapor Pressure Standards

The North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) voted unanimously Dec. 9 on standards that require producers to heat crude to at least 110° F at a pressure of 50 psi, effective Apr. 1, 2015.
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