posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM
The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM
Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile...
posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM
A new study pushes back at calls for tougher rules for carrying crude, despite at least 8 major accidents transporting the oil in 2013.
posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM
The country's largest labor federation says North Dakota's death rate in the oil, gas and mining sector was more than six times the national average in 2012.
posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:50 PM
The Keystone XL project may appear stalled after a decision by the Obama administration late last week to allow more time for review. But those with strong views aren't taking their foot off the gas pedal and the anti-pipeline movement is...
posted on April 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Sometime in the next two months, the state of North Dakota will join an exclusive club of states producing one million barrels of oil per day. But the boom has also led to other problems.
posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:39 PM
U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the...
posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:36 PM
The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources, part of President Barack Obama's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global...
posted on February 28, 2014 at 6:20 PM
Tanker cars known as DOT-111s, were involved in derailments in the U.S. and in Canada in 2013. The Lac-Megantic crash killed 47 people and destroyed 30 buildings in Quebec northwest of Maine across the U.S. border.
posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:40 PM
BNSF Railway Co. said it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher benchmark for safety within an industry that's seen multiple major accidents.
posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:37 PM
A national study from an apartment renting guide shows that the North Dakota oil patch city of Williston has the highest average rent in the country.