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Oil, Railroad Industries Oppose New Federal Oil Train Safety Rules

Proposed federal rules to make hauling crude oil by rail safer and avoid fiery wrecks would drive up costs and put the U.S. energy revival at risk, the head of an oil industry trade group said today. The American Petroleum …

N.Y. Gov. Orders Agencies to Review Emergency Response Plans for Oil Trains

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered state agencies to review and update emergency response plans for rail shipments of crude oil that pass through the state in the wake of recent derailments out of North Dakota’s energy patch. …

Oil Train Catastrophe Risk Weighs on Insurers: Kemp

In the event of a mass-casualty accident involving the derailment of a crude-carrying train in a densely populated urban area, who would be responsible for the compensation for deaths, injuries, damage to property and environmental clean up? The short answer …

Crude Oil Train in North Dakota Catches Fire After Derailing

A BNSF Railway Co. train carrying oil caught fire after a collision with railcars in North Dakota, causing a series of explosions that prompted police to urge local residents to evacuate the area. There were no injuries to the train …