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Incident near Mount Carbon ratchets up debate over rule changes that could call for expanded safeguards for crude-oil trains The crude-oil train that derailed and exploded in West Virginia on Monday consisted of modern tanker cars the rail industry has hailed as safe, ratcheting up the debate over proposed federal rules that could require even […]
Originally published 12/2/14 by Isaiah Thompson, BillMoyers.com The oil boom underway in North Dakota has delivered jobs to local economies and helped bring the United States to the brink of being a net energy exporter for the first time in generations. But moving that oil to the few refineries with the capacity to process […]
Crude-by-Rail From Bakken Shale Is Poised to Reverse State Refiners’ Rising Imports By Alison Sider and Cassandra Sweet, Wall Street Journal (Photo: Tanker cars line up in Bakersfield, Calif., where Alon USA Energy recently received permission to build the state’s biggest oil-train terminal. The Bakersfield Californian/Associated Press) For the past decade, the U.S. shale boom […]