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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:10:22 PM

Transport Canada says it is deploying inspectors to scrutinize crude oil being shipped to Canada by rail, after a Globe and Mail investigation revealed that potentially explosive oil is being sent on trains without companies first checking to see whether it is too dangerous to ship

Those inspectors will work with U.S. counterparts in a joint effort. The government intends to zero in on crude-oil shippers, amid allegations they are ignoring Canadian safety regulations

On Wed, a Canadian government official acknowledged publicly for the first time that Ottawa has safety concerns about crude extracted from the Bakken shale, which straddles ND and parts of MB and SK. Despite reports about the volatility of the oil, government officials have until now stayed away from stating that Bakken oil
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:54:58 AM

Safety first people.
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majormarket
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:41:28 PM

The Canadians are coming to our rescue. :)
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:12:42 AM

good
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:08:28 AM

Sounds good.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:20:03 AM

Ya think!
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 10:44:06 PM

Excellent idea. It could prevent an accident.
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sparkzz
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 10:41:51 PM

about time
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 7:39:58 PM

good
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pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 7:26:57 PM

Champlain bridge {Safe ????????}
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 7:26:31 PM

Good!
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 6:59:13 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 6:39:55 PM

Only makes sense.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 6:35:25 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 5:48:51 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 5:17:46 PM

Its about time.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 4:47:57 PM

about time
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 4:30:19 PM

...safe is good...
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 3:55:16 PM

Its about time.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 3:27:11 PM

SOUNDS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 3:23:47 PM

what else is new
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:59:30 PM

warren buffet wont like this at all
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:45:27 PM

A prime example of oil companies taking advantage of loopholes and lack of supervision in the transporting of crude by rail. Just fill out paperwork and ship it regardless of the consequences that might prevail. And, yes Madison8359 inspections for oil shipments are needed regardless of how big oil makes us pay for it. You don't think they'll pay for it, do you? I guess if that shipment is going through your town a block or two away from your house, you'd have a different take on it.

Can't believe Canadian and U.S. transport officials aren't making sure these shipments are as safe as possible. In the end, they'll be one of the principals paying the fines and clean-up costs.

It's articles like this one that solidifies my opinion that the whole exploration, drilling, fracking, storage, shipment, refining, dispensing and volatility of the gas/oil industry needs more transparency and above board practices. As things are now, and have been for years, gas/oil will try to get away with all they can in the name of profits. And that includes the buying of a Congress.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:30:32 PM

NO WAY NOT FOR ME !!
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:22:54 PM

THATS GREAST CANADIAN.........
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:08:38 PM

Transport Canada loopholes are quite large - so that now shippers are not testing oil shipments at all

"As part of a Globe investigation into the Lac-M├ęgantic disaster, employees of two companies associated with shipping oil said minimal testing is being done on oil shipped by rail from North Dakota to Canada, even after the deadly derailment. Ken Pritchard, a former hazardous materials inspector for the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration, also said Canadian regulations contain major loopholes, which allow companies to ship oil without testing first to see whether it is too dangerous, and potentially unsuitable, for the rails.

Companies believe they can skip the tests if they simply fill out paperwork that classifies their oil as the most volatile type that is permissible to ship, even if the actual crude is more volatile than that maximum threshold, industry sources say.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:04:59 PM

Getting it together.
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hmw10284
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:53:08 PM

but still no pipeline
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:26:15 PM

Its about time.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:23:31 PM

At least, needs to do something.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:16:32 PM

Need to do some thing
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madison8359
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:12:55 PM

Well what do you know safety inspectors for oil shipments.

I wonder how much more this will cost at the pump?

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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:11:18 PM

Transport Canada has done practically next to nothing in the wake of Lac-Megantic
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