Oil and Gas Today with Chris Faulkner – Podcast #476

The US Department of Transportation has issued an emergency order requiring all railroads operating trains containing large amounts of Bakken crude oil to notify State Emergency Response Commissions (SERC) about the operation of these trains through their states. Effective immediately, the emergency order requires each railroad operating trains containing more than 1 million gal of Bakken crude oil (roughly 35 tank cars) in a particular state to provide the appropriate SERC with notification regarding their expected movement through that state’s counties.

The notification must include estimated volumes of Bakken crude oil being transported, frequencies of anticipated train traffic, and the route through which Bakken crude will be transported.   Funny how our government and rush to issue emergency orders over a weekend yet after 6 years they can’t approve a 700 pipeline from Canada to the United States.

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