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  1. Pennsylvania governor asks Obama for stronger crude-by-rail rules

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    Mon, 2 Mar 2015

    a full-scale forensic investigation following a slow start hampered by weather and safety concerns. The US Department of Transportation , within which FRA and the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are agencies, submitted

  2. PHMSA outlines community steps to reduce pipeline incident risks

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    Tue, 27 Jan 2015

    was prepared by PHMSA’s Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) communications team, the US Department of Transportation agency said. It said the guidance aims to provide emergency managers, planners, and others involved with

  3. Rail tank car rule could cost economy billions, report says

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    Mon, 8 Dec 2014

    tank car fleet, and concluded that PHMSA underestimated the overall costs that would likely occur should the US Department of Transportation agency's fleet modifications timeline is implemented as proposed. RSI's tank cars committee wants to

  4. Derailed West Virginia oil train carried Bakken crude

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    Tue, 17 Feb 2015

    equipment must operate to ensure that light hydrocarbons are removed before oil is shipped to market. The US Department of Transportation , meanwhile, has yet to officially adopt federal crude-by-rail regulations proposed last summer ( OGJ

  5. Proposed rail tank car rule could cost economy billions, report says

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    Tue, 2 Dec 2014

    tank car fleet, and concluded that PHMSA underestimated the overall costs that would likely occur should the US Department of Transportation agency’s fleet modifications timeline is implemented as proposed. RSI’s tank cars committee wants to

  6. Gathering-line scrutiny

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    Mon, 6 Oct 2014

    The US Department of Transportation is taking actions to improve rail safety requirements for crude oil transportation, Government Accountability Office investigators

  7. Industry, regulators work to build US crude pipelines right

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    Mon, 1 Sep 2014

    well as inadequate operator inspection and general construction practices. Findings led to conference The US Department of Transportation agency met with operators constructing pipelines to discuss issues its inspectors found. It also tried to

  8. Ethanol rail safety

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    Mon, 20 Oct 2014

    two. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), an ethanol trade group, filed a 13-page comment with the US Department of Transportation regarding proposed rules on tank railcar standards and high-hazard flammable trains (HHFT). The proposed

  9. Groups sue to block California refinery expansion

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    Fri, 10 Oct 2014

    studies commissioned by North Dakota Petroleum Council , American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers , and the US Department of Transportation Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration have indicated crude sourced from Bakken shale does not

  10. FERC issues final EIS for Cheniere’s Corpus Christi LNG project

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    Wed, 8 Oct 2014

    Conclusions and recommendations in the EIS included input from the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Coast Guard, US Department of Transportation , US Environmental Protection Agency, and US Department of Energy as cooperating agencies, FERC said. They

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