oil transport

Oil Trains
6:23 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Washington Environmental Groups’ Legislative Focus: Oil Trains

Oil train safety tops the list of priorities for environmental groups. The groups outlined their goals Wednesday for Washington’s new legislative session.

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Oil Train Regulation
4:51 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

BNSF Defends Safety Of Oil Trains To West Coast Regulators

David Gubler Wikimedia

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:35 pm

The biggest railroad in the Northwest forcefully defended the safety of oil trains Wednesday.

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Crude Oil Terminal
5:51 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Planned Crude-by-Rail Terminal In Tacoma Scrapped

Walter Siegmund Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 5:00 pm

A fuel terminal developer has unexpectedly scrapped a project at the Port of Tacoma that was intended to receive crude oil by rail.

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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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Canadian Oil Train
6:25 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Canadian Oil Train Tragedy Draws Attention To Rising Oil Train Traffic In Pacific Northwest

Aerial view of charred freight train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. The photo was taken Sunday, a day after the train of crude oil derailed. As of Monday the death toll had reached 13 and about 50 people remained missing and unaccounted for.
Credit Transportation Safety Board of Canada

A train loaded with oil exploded in Eastern Canada over the weekend. There are 13 confirmed deaths and dozens more missing. The train was carrying oil from the massive Bakken Oil Fields of North Dakota.

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Oil Terminal
4:55 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Huge Rail-To-Ship Crude Oil Terminal Proposed For Port of Vancouver, Wash.

The proposed Tesoro/Savage crude oil terminal would be built on this rail loop at the Port of Vancouver, Wash., on the Columbia River.
Credit Port of Vancouver USA

Oil refiner Tesoro and a terminal operating company named Savage detailed plans Thursday for the biggest crude oil shipping terminal to be proposed in the Northwest. It would be located on the Columbia River at the Port of Vancouver, Wash.

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Oil Trains In Northwest
6:09 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Oil Trains On The Rise In The Northwest

Photo of an oil train in Nenana, Alaska.
Credit Photo Credit: Carl Chapman/Wikimedia Commons

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.

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