Rail

Legislation , Infrastructure , Rail

Trump Issues Permit for Railway Connecting Canada’s Oil Sands to Alaska Ports

U.S. President Donald Trump has issued a presidential permit for a private-sector proposal to build a railway from Canada’s oil sands to ports in Alaska, a project that still faces numerous hurdles.

September 30, 2020

Infrastructure , Rail

Trump Endorses Canada-to-Alaska Railway to Free Landlocked Oil

Options to move crude from Canada, the world's fourth-largest producer, are useful, but A2A is "a very challenged project," said Dennis McConaghy, a former pipeline executive at TransCanada, now known as TC Energy.

September 28, 2020

Rail , Pipelines

DAPL Shutdown May Revive Oil-By-Rail Industry

Those with tank cars may feel fortunate, but bringing back furloughed workers may depend on the length of the shutdown.

July 7, 2020

Health, Safety & Environment , Rail

Pipeline Regulator Strikes Down Washington State’s Crude-by-Rail Safety Limits

PHMSA says the state’s limits on vapor pressure won’t reduce the chance of explosions.

May 13, 2020

Policy & Regulations , Rail , Pipelines

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Demands End To Rail Blockades

Protesters have blocked lines in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta in solidarity with a British Columbia aboriginal band seeking to stop the construction of a gas pipeline over its land.

February 24, 2020

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) , Health, Safety & Environment , Rail

States Oppose Trump Proposal To Ship LNG By Rail, Citing Safety Risk

Attorneys general urge PHMSA to withdraw the proposal pending safety studies.

January 15, 2020

Infrastructure , Rail

Alberta Government In Talks About Offloading Crude-By-Rail Contracts

Newly elected premier says deals are bad for taxpayers.

June 12, 2019

Rail

Gibson To Load 225,000 bbl/d of Canadian Crude-By-Rail By Summer's End

Canadian midstream company Gibson Energy is loading 60 unit trains per month at the Hardisty, Alberta, crude-by-rail terminal and that will go up to 90 trains per month by the end of the summer, CEO Steve Spaulding said on May 24.

May 25, 2019

Rail

Drexel Hamilton To Invest In Utah Oil-By-Rail Plan

Investment firm Drexel Hamilton Infrastructure Partners LP and rail operator Rio Grande Pacific Corp. have unveiled plans to partner on the financing and construction of a rail line for shipping heavy crude from Utah.

May 14, 2019

Legislation , Storage , Rail

Kenney Sworn In As Premier Of Canada’s Oil-Rich Alberta

New leader promises to help the energy sector.

May 1, 2019