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    Default Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling After Quebec Crash

    The disaster focused attention on the design of the oil tankers, yet two-thirds of the tank cars in use today are still older models that safety experts say are vulnerable to puncture. The July 6 derailment last year in Quebec and seven other major ones in the U.S. and Canada since then have spilled more than 3 million gallons of oil, with some cars catching fire or exploding.
    “Our regulators have got to figure out whether they’re working in the interest of the American people or the oil industry.” Weisner is co-chairman of the TRAC coalition, a group of communities that are lobbying for rail safety enhancements, including sturdier cars.
    I think we know the answer to that!

    Tank car owners like GATX Corp. (GMT) disagree with some of the proposals to strengthen or phase out the cars quickly while railroads including BNSF Railway Co. balk at slowing train speeds. That means the trains keep barreling ahead, hauling the booming production of North Dakota -- where daily output has surged in eight years to 937,000 barrels from 4,300 barrels -- through Aurora and other cities.
    A little off topic here but why am I paying so much for gas if this is the case?

    Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling After Quebec Crash - Bloomberg

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    Default Re: Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling After Quebec Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post



    A little off topic here but why am I paying so much for gas if this is the case?

    Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling After Quebec Crash - Bloomberg
    It all has to do with the speculators.. They drive the prices for their own gains.. I have often said that "OUR" government should put the reins out on these people and regulate it but our current administration along with the previous administrations are in bed together with big oil.. It is sickening to see people have to choose between oil for the house or food for the table.. We have enough gas and oil in this country to last hundreds of years and beyond but as long as Corporate America has their hands in it,it will never change..
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    Default Re: Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling After Quebec Crash

    We are pumping more than we are importing and have been for awhile. Around here they sink a hole and then cap it. Been doing that for years.

 

 

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