PETRO PERIL: The changing landscape of oil by rail

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5 crude oil derailments in 2013. 10 derailments in 2014. 4 derailments within one month in 2015. At this rate, the U.S. is on track to have its worst year for oil-carrying train derailments. By Ezra Kaplan Over 40 crude oil-filled trains, each a mile long, roll through Chicago every week, according to documents obtained […]

PETRO PERIL: The cross-country odyssey of Bakken crude

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By Bryce Gray RELATED STORIES Three months after derailment, Bakken crude still fuels concerns in town VIDEO: Concerns over safety of fuel-carrying trains in wake of Galena Oil by rail: a changing landscape From its Late Devonian and Early Mississippian resting place of some 300 million years, the light, sweet crude of “Bakken gold” is […]