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Pittsburg: WesPac oil storage project no longer includes Bakken crude trains

Originally published in the San Jose Mercury News, April 01, 2015. By Sam Richards Amid the growing national debate over the safety of transporting crude oil by trains, an energy firm has dropped the rail component from a controversial proposal to transform an old PG&E tank farm into a regional oil storage facility here. WesPac […]

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No Spill Reported After Train Cars Carrying Crude Derail Near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled. The department said in a statement Sunday night that it received a report of the derailment around 6:15 p.m. The statement says two New Orleans Public Belt Railway cars […]

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Train That Derailed in West Virginia Had Modern Tanker Cars Hailed as Safe

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 […]

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