oil

Oil Trains
5:35 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Poll: Most Northwest Residents Support Oil Trains But Don't Know Much About The Issue

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A new poll shows the majority of Northwest residents support oil transportation by rail and don't think the safety and environmental risks are too high.

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Gas Prices
4:40 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Don't Expect Much Happiness In The Pursuit Of Cheap Gas This Weekend

This year Americans will see the highest Fourth of July gas prices they've seen in the last six years.
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This year Americans will see the highest Fourth of July gas prices they've seen in the last six years. That's according to AAA . And as bad as it sounds, for Northwest drivers it even gets a little worse.

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Oregon Oil Trains
7:27 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Central Oregon Grapples With Rising Oil Train Safety Risks

Michael Lang of Friends of the Gorge says each of the oil tanker cars he saw along the Deschutes May 4 had the telltale number 1267 – denoting crude oil cargo.
Credit Friends of the Gorge

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will meet with emergency officials in Central Oregon this week to talk about oil train safety. For EarthFix, Cassandra Profita reports.

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Oil Train Regulation
4:45 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Emergency Order Forces Transparency From Rail Industry On Oil Movements

Until now, the railroad companies moving oil haven’t had to tell state authorities anything about their cargo.
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There are millions of gallons of oil moving by train through the Northwest.

Most of them are traveling from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota, to several refineries along Puget Sound.

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Megaloads
5:14 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Megaloads Opponents Seek More Public Input

The latest dispute over whether huge megaload trucks should be allowed on Northwest roads is currently in Oregon.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

The latest dispute over whether huge megaload trucks should be allowed on Northwest roads is currently in Oregon. Opponents of the massive big-rigs are taking their objections to court.

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Oil Train Safety
7:16 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Wyden and Merkley Take Railroad Companies To Task

U.S. senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley asked railroad companies to address growing concerns about oil train safety.
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At a meeting with emergency responders in Portland Friday, U.S. senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley asked railroad companies to address growing concerns about oil train safety.

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Oil Trains
7:34 am
Thu January 23, 2014

New Legislation Calls For Transparency On Oil Moving Through Washington

Lawmakers in Olympia Wednesday held a hearing on a new bill concerning oil transport. More oil is moving into terminals and refineries in the state from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. That has politicians calling for oil companies to be more transparent.

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Oil Megaloads
6:04 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Citizens Turned Out To Learn About Vancouver Oil Project

About a hundred people attended a community meeting Monday night hosted by the companies proposing to build a train-to-ship oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington.

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Oil Terminal
5:39 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Port of Vancouver Approves Biggest Oil-Train Project In NW

The proposed terminal at the Port of Vancouver could move up to 380,000 gallons of crude oil a day from trains to ships on the Columbia River.
Credit Port of Vancouver USA

The Port of Vancouver Commission voted unanimously to approve a lease for a controversial oil terminal. Two companies have proposed building a terminal at the port that could one day move up to 380,000 barrels of crude oil a day from trains to ships on the Columbia River.

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Vancouver Oil Terminal Postponed
7:10 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Vancouver Oil Terminal Could Be Postponed Following Quebec Tragedy

There are now 15 confirmed deaths in the oil train explosion that rocked a small town in Quebec Province over the weekend.

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.

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