The (Dangerous?) Explosion of Shipping Oil by Rail


by YES! Magazine on Apr 8, 2014 | Views: 175 | Score: 0
Originated Carloads of Crude Oil on U.S. Class I Railroads
20089500
200910850
201029605
201165751
2012233698
2013 (estimated)400000
Year
Carloads
Sources: aar.org
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YES! Magazine on Mar 16, 2014 1:22 AM said:

Between 2008 and 2012, domestic oil production increased 29%, according to TheEnergyCollective.com. While pipeline projects like Keystone are still pending, the industry has turned to shipping by railway tanker. But after several trains derailed, people have major safety concerns. Read about the Seattle City Council's resolution calling on the state governor to protect the city from oil trains: bit.ly/1lBntBb