Oil and rail safety

12/15/2013
With movement of oil by rail rising sharply, producers and refiners have corresponding interest in developments affecting an industry on which they increasingly depend. As with everything associated with oil and natural gas, the top concern must be safety. On that issue, the railroad industry has a solid record with tragic blemishes. Accidents understandably have fanned political resistance to essential system expansion and terminal construction. The railroad industry knows it must further lower its accident rate and cut the risks of damage when accidents occur. The oil industry should seek ways to help. Accident rate down According to the Association of American Railroads (ARA), the trai...
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