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  1. EIA: US crude-oil shipments by rail on decline

    Movements of crude oil by rail in the US averaged 443,000 b/d in the first 5 months of 2016, down 45% from the same period last year, according to the US Energy Information Administration ’s energy-by-rail data methodology report. Fewer shipments of crude oil by rail from the Midwest (PADD 2) to the East Coast (PADD 1) account for about half of the decline. The decrease in crude oil shipments by rail since last summer has been mainly attributable to narrowing price differences between US and imported crude oil, the opening of crude-oil pipelines , and declining production in the Midwest and Gulf Coast onshore regions. “The economics of crude-by-rail transportation depend largely on the relationship between the prices of domestic and international crude oils. Domestic crude oils priced in the Midwest and West Texas are no longer heavily discounted relative to imported crude oils priced in the North Sea. The narrower the spread between domestic and imported crude oils, the more likely coastal refiners will choose to run imported crudes rather than domestic supplies shipped by rail,” EIA said. Crude oil carried by rail from the Midwest to the East Coast remains the country’s largest crude-by-rail movement at 176,000 b/d, or 45% of the total crude oil moved by rail in the US in May. Crude oil imports processed by East Coast refineries have generally increased since early 2015, averaging 760,000 b/d in May, up from 666,000 b/d in May 2015.

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    Wed, 3 Aug 2016

  2. Oil and Gas News: Company says it hasn't reduced Albany oil shipments

    An oil shipper recently accused by the Environmental Protection Agency of violating air pollution standards says it hasn't reduced rail shipments to its terminal at the Port of Albany on the Hudson River.

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    Thu, 25 Aug 2016

  3. Oil & Gas News: TransCanada resumes oil shipments through Keystone Pipeline

    TransCanada Corp. has resumed sending oil through the Keystone Pipeline after a weeklong shutdown prompted by a leak and oil spill in southeastern South Dakota.

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    Mon, 11 Apr 2016

  4. Oil and Gas News: Oil train protesters briefly disrupt Obama speech

    Protesters objecting to crude oil shipments on Northwest railways briefly interrupted President Barack Obama's remarks in Seattle on Friday night.

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    Mon, 27 Jun 2016

  1. Rail Transporation News: Inspectors find more defects on NY tracks for oil trains

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    Tue, 16 Aug 2016

  2. API releases video for first responders to crude-by-rail accidents

    The American Petroleum Institute released a new video designed to help first responders to accidents involving crude oil shipments by rail.

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    Thu, 25 Aug 2016

  3. north dakota oil shipments by rail transport drop below 50 percent

    The percentage of North Dakota oil shipped by rail transport has dropped below 50 percent for the first time in several years.

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2015

  4. New rules take effect for North Dakota crude oil shipments

    North Dakota is requiring oil companies to reduce the volatility of crude before it's loaded onto rail cars. 

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    Wed, 1 Apr 2015

  5. Oil and Gas News: Nigeria sues oil companies for $12.7B in 'illegal' exports

    Officials say Nigeria is suing several major oil companies for $12.7 billion of oil allegedly exported illegally to the United States between 2011 and 2014.

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  6. MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent oil prices drop more than $1/bbl

    The light, sweet crude oil contract for October delivery dropped more than $1/bbl on the New York market Sept. 13 as did Brent crude oil prices on the London market on suggestions that world oil oversupply could continue longer than some analysts previously expected.

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    Wed, 14 Sep 2016

  7. Oil and Gas News: Quebec town ravaged by train fire wants rail to bypass it

    A runaway oil train brought death and destruction to this tiny community in Quebec, killing 47 people and destroying dozens of buildings.

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    Wed, 6 Jul 2016

  8. Oil and Gas News: Feds propose railroads have plans to deal with oil spills

    Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule proposed Wednesday by the Department of Transportation.

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    Thu, 14 Jul 2016

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