API continuing to address rail safety concerns, Gerard says

03/03/2014
The US oil and gas industry continues to work with the federal government and railway industry to improve transportation of crude oil by rail, American Petroleum Institute Pres. Jack N. Gerard said. "While nearly all rail shipments reach their destinations without incident, our common goal should be zero rail incidents," he maintained on Feb. 20. "All options must be considered to reach this goal." Prevention efforts should examine issues such as track maintenance and positive train control, he suggested. "Our mitigation efforts are looking at topics like tank car design and crude oil testing and classification," he said, adding, "A review of emergency r...
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