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Quebec town still recovering from train disaster a year later

...lines over the next two years with a goal of resuming oil shipments in 18 months.The announcement angered many in Lac-Megantic...he now stresses that there are no concrete plans for oil shipments. In an e-mail to AP this week, Giles said that for...
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Big dreams for Alaska in Alberta's tar sands

...Board of Canada issued a series of recommendations to address safety risks involved in transporting oil by rail. Crude oil shipments by rail have increased over 400 percent since 2005, according to the Association of American Railroad's Annual Report...
West Coast officials discuss oil transport

...issue of oil trains isn't isolated to the region, but it has challenged officials typically used to preparing for oil shipments in other ways. Looming over that discussion has been the disaster in Quebec in July in which an unattended train rolled...
Alaska editorial: Marking 30 years of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline as North Slope production rates continue their long slide. The coming 30th anniversary of the pipeline's first oil shipment is an opportunity for Alaskans to focus on the prospects for the next 30 years.
Alaska editorial: Pipeline ownership brings big bills, no clout

...pipe's original oil company owners have already pocketed the necessary dismantling money through tariffs on past oil shipments; any new owner would likely have to pick up a share. Nonetheless, Gov. Frank Murkowski thinks the state ought to...
Alaska Editorial: Go for Iran's oil jugular

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune:Last week, Iran threatened to choke off oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if the European Union delivers on its vow to embargo Iranian oil.That jolted world markets: About...
Should Israel attack Iran's nuclear weapons facilities without waiting for green light from the US? Con

...mines in the Persian Gulf and impair maritime trade in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean. Middle Eastern oil shipments would likely slow to a trickle as production declines due to the war and insurance companies decide to drop their risky...
Oil tanker barred from loading oil

...crack also was found in a rim on the vessel that is designed to contain spills. Garrant said that on Coast Guard orders, the ship owner made temporary repairs and then sailed out Saturday - without the oil shipment - for permanent repairs.
Wash. refineries readying for North Dakota oil

...More Washington state oil refineries are preparing to accept crude oil shipments from North Dakota.BP's refinery at Cherry Point and the Phillips...officials should pay more attention to the sudden boom in crude oil shipments by rail.
Glory days

...businesses to pass on the costs of materials, equipment and labor. One of the reasons was the 1973 Arab embargo on oil shipments to the United States. The resulting energy crisis put the concerns over the costs in the background and the price...


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