Markets , Rail , Pipelines

US Northeast Faces Potential Energy Shortages as Rails Start to Shut

The upper Northeast relies on rail for shipments of crude oil, natural gas and fuel products more than other regions because of a lack of pipelines.

September 15, 2022

Liquefied Natural Gas , Rail

New Fortress' US Permit to Ship LNG by Rail Could Expire Soon

Even if LNG by rail does not work, New Fortress could still transport LNG to the port by truck.

November 23, 2021

Digital Oilfield , Logistics , Construction , Rail

Baker Hughes, NOVATEK to Develop Lower Carbon Hydrogen Solution for LNG Trains

Baker Hughes and PAO NOVATEK have signed a cooperation agreement on Feb. 1 aimed at reducing carbon emissions from natural gas and LNG production.

February 1, 2021

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 , 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