northwest oil refineries http://nwpr.org en Federal Investigators Say Tesoro Refinery Fire Could Have Been Prevented http://nwpr.org/post/federal-investigators-say-tesoro-refinery-fire-could-have-been-prevented <p>The agency that investigates chemical accidents, the Chemical Safety Board, spent almost four years examining the causes of the deadly explosion. In their new report, they say Tesoro became complacent about cracks in equipment that caused flammable leaks. Don Holmstrom with the Chemical Safety Board says there also needs to be more regulatory scrutiny.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:17:49 +0000 Ashley Gross 40743 at http://nwpr.org Federal Investigators Say Tesoro Refinery Fire Could Have Been Prevented Vancouver Oil Terminal Could Be Postponed Following Quebec Tragedy http://nwpr.org/post/vancouver-oil-terminal-could-be-postponed-following-quebec-tragedy <p></p><p>There are now 15 confirmed deaths in the oil train explosion that rocked a small town in Quebec Province over the weekend.</p><p>The tragedy has given the commissioners of the Port of Vancouver in Washington pause as they consider a proposal for a terminal to move oil from trains onto ships. Ashley Ahearn reports.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:10:32 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 30771 at http://nwpr.org Oil Trains On The Rise In The Northwest http://nwpr.org/post/oil-trains-rise-northwest <p></p><p>Regulators in the region are weighing the potential impacts of trains full of coal moving along the Columbia River and the shores of Puget Sound. Meanwhile, trains full of Oil are quietly on the rise.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:09:50 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 19344 at http://nwpr.org Oil Trains On The Rise In The Northwest