Rail Safety

High Gas Prices Prompt Bush's Decision To Lift Ban On Offshore Oil Drilling

The Obama administration late last week put out a final safety rule on moving flammable liquids by rail, a subject of concern with the growth in crude by rail. Critiques were plentiful on the high-stakes issue. From the green side, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) blasted the new regs, done in concert with Canada, as “more of a status… Keep reading →

Price Of Oil Falls Declines During Trading, Gas Prices Creep Upwards

This piece does a good job laying out the pros and cons of the most common crude oil transportation methods – rail, pipeline, truck and boat. “So it depends upon what your definition is for worse. Is it death and destruction? Is it amount of oil released? Is it land area or water volume contaminated? Is… Keep reading →