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In Smithville, about 40 miles away from Austin, TX, a pipeline leaked 17,000 gallons of crude oil. http://www.kvue.com/news/local/Officials-cleaning-up-400-barrel-oil-spill-near-Smithville-229756751.html WesPac’s proposed oil terminal would use existing pipelines to Bay Area refineries. But those pipelines were designed to transport fuel oil from the refineries to the tank farm. Now they would reverse direction and would transport crude […]
On October 19th, Canadian rail had their third derailment in just a few weeks. One rail car exploded and three others caught fire; the town was evacuated. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/19/us-cnrailway-derailment-idUSBRE99I04820131019
Petroleum coke, aka petcoke, is a by-product of the processing of the heavier, dirtier crudes we are seeing these days. It’s dirtier than coal, so it generally can’t be burned in the US – so it’s shipped to China, where it’s burned and contributes to their incredibly bad air quality. And, of course, the carbon […]