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The Growing Risk of Transporting Crude Oil by Rail

February 24, 2015 by Robert Rapier
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Crude Oil Rail Risk

By now you have probably heard that a CSX train carrying Bakken crude from North Dakota’s shale oil fields derailed and caught fire. While the cause is still under investigation, the train was carrying 109 tankers of crude oil. 26 of the cars left the tracks, and several caught fire.[read more]

Keystone XL's Substantial Importance

January 20, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard
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The Impacts of the Keystone Pipeline

 

As the controversy around the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline continues to intensify, a narrative has appeared that suggests the pipeline has become a symbolic issue: one way or another tar sands will be developed. This narrative ignores developments in the tar sands industry over the last year.[read more]

Environmentalists are Wrong about Port Ambrose LNG

January 13, 2015 by Edward Dodge
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Greens and LNG Transportation

The proposed Port Ambrose deepwater LNG terminal near New York City has been denounced by environmentalists as a dirty and dangerous export terminal in disguise. The reality is that LNG is the safest and cleanest fuel available and natural gas is critical in efforts to eliminate air pollution.[read more]

How Dangerous is LNG?

December 26, 2014 by Edward Dodge

Liquid Natural Gas Safety

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is often regarded as extremely dangerous and toxic with container ships called floating bombs. But is this perception accurate? The historical reality is that LNG has the best safety record of all common fuel types and is completely non-toxic.[read more]

Railroad Deliveries Continue to Provide the Majority of Coal Shipments to the Power Sector

June 15, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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Railroad Coal Shipments

In 2013, electric power generators consumed 858 million tons of coal, accounting for 93% of all coal consumed in the United States and 39% of electric power generation. Two-thirds of the coal (67%) was shipped either completely or in part by rail.[read more]

Making Oil-by-Rail Safer

March 24, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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The growth of North American oil production from unconventional sources has resulted in a dramatic expansion in the volume of crude oil shipped by rail. Unfortunately, as crude oil rail traffic has increased, so have rail accidents involving crude oil.[read more]