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NDSU Pulls Inaccurate Study Requested By Heidi Heitkamp

NDSU Pulls Inaccurate Study Requested By Heidi Heitkamp

Back in May, Senator Heidi Heitkamp released a study from North Dakota State University claiming that rail delays had caused farmers to lose $66 million in revenue with the potential for another $95 million in losses if delays aren’t fixed. That poured fuel on the fire of controversies surrounding oil-by-rail shipments. The dramatic uptick oil

We Can't Talk About Delayed Grain Shipments Without Talking About Delayed Pipelines

Yesterday the New York Times published a story about delayed grain shipments in North Dakota. “The furious pace of energy exploration in North Dakota is creating a crisis for farmers whose grain shipments have been held up by a vast new movement of oil by rail, leading to millions of dollars in agricultural losses and slower

Tessa Sandstrom: Myths Vs. Facts About Bakken Crude And Oil By Rail

The transportation of crude oil by rail has been a top issue the last few months. In discussing this topic, one of the speculations was that Bakken crude may (please note: may) have been more volatile than other light sweet crudes, and therefore more dangerous to haul than many other hazardous materials that traverse the nation’s

Bakken Oil Is Well Within Federal Guidelines For Transport

A spate of train derailments recently, some of them explosive, has people worried about all those oil trains traveling through our communities. And for good reason. Nobody wants an explosion in their community. But the concern has turned into an unfair singling out of Bakken crude, with some suggesting that the oil from this region

It's Not An Oil Problem, It's A Rail Car Problem

A spate of often fiery and sometimes explosive oil train derailments in the US and Canada has turned into an argument against oil development. Because there is a political movement dedicated to ending the production, transportation and use of oil and the train derailments fit their narrative But a SAB reader in the state legislature

Lifting America's Oil Export Ban May Be Key To Transport Safety, And Undermining Russia

A series of oil-by-rail accidents, some of them explosive and deadly, has Americans worried about the safety of oil shipments in the United States. Naturally, the attention turns to pipelines. We need to build out pipeline infrastructure such as the Keystone XL project because they are safer and more reliable than trains. The problem is