Railroad Safety

Polar Vortex Weather System Brings Artic Temperatures Across Wide Swath Of U.S.

The revolution in North American energy development has been made possible by technological breakthroughs in decades-old methods of energy development, which has set this nation on the path to energy security, a concept unthinkable just a few years ago. The energy policies we choose today will determine if our nation will continue its march toward… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Various authorities have been playing regulatory catchup in the wake of unanticipated oil transport by rail increases and several associated accidents. Today’s big news is a US Transportation Department announcement that crude oil moving by rail will be subject to extensive testing for characteristics like vapor pressure and other properties that impact flammability. The testing… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The writing has been on the wall since the disastrous train derailment last July near Lac-Megantic in Quebec and subsequent incidents involving the release of flammable liquids during railroad accidents. The issue of rail safety has also gotten a lot of press recently, as crude oil shipments by rail reportedly increased 400% since 2005. Now… Keep reading →