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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:22:43 PM

The derailment of a train carrying oil in North Dakota on Monday, and the subsequent evacuations caused by its explosion, could draw more regulatory scrutiny to rail shipments of crude. But the soaring use of trains to move oil is a long-term trend that is not likely to change soon, analysts say.

The incident “will continue discussion of safety issues surrounding train transport of crude oil,” investment banking firm Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. said in a note to investors on Tuesday. The derailment “could pressure the permitting processes currently ongoing for rail facilities” on the west coast, the note said.

But the trend of heavy rail use for moving oil is here to stay, the firm said.

“Rail will be the long-term transportation solution out of the Bakken (Shale play of North Dakota)
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BarbieLoveJax
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:31:55 PM

There are risks in rail and pipelines. Emergency plans must be in place and companies need to act immediately of one arises.
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:32:48 PM

They should have built more pipelines. Rail is too dangerous.
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:42:57 AM

Nothing will change while huge profits are to be made.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:55:40 AM

ok
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:14:39 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, mastermariner.
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rjoeh
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:31:34 PM

I agree for the short term (5-10 years) unless the Keystone XL ia built to connect both Canadian oil and the Balken Shale oil to refineries about the country.
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bearzz
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:23:39 PM

No one wants accidents but they do occur . . . usually the fault of a human can be found.
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Paul1955
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:23:20 PM

Old news
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giwan
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:22:16 PM

Need oil and no one wants a pipeline SOOOOOOO........
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No1ConMan
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:21:48 PM

Pipe lines should be the major focus both above ground as well as below!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:20:33 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:17:38 PM

Happy New Year
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:14:17 PM

Build a pipeline.
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Happy New Year!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:14:15 PM

Rare occurrence.
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itsjustme719
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:10:20 PM

I guess saving lives is less important than profits.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:08:35 PM

Old article.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:08:32 PM

It figures.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:03:34 PM

great
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:03:18 PM

OLD news
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:03:04 PM

what ever
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:00:43 PM

pipeline is safer than rail
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:59:17 PM

only the pipeline will slow down train accidents, because Railroads won't be making money off of dangerous operations :)
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:58:54 PM

It shouldn't.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:58:19 PM

Old.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:50:36 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:48:54 PM

DITTO
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:47:15 PM

Build more pipelines.
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alsal55
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:46:21 PM

Its in everyone's best interest, including the Oil Companies, to ship it safely. Nobody wins when there are oil transport accidents.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:45:56 PM

Can't ship much oil by truck, so what choices do you have??? Rail or pipeline!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:44:03 PM

It is what it is but we need a pipeline.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:42:31 PM

Pipeline still best solution.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:41:47 PM

How about soaring railroad safety and anti-derailment investments?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:36:28 PM

just keep it safe
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:31:21 PM

Yep!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:26:37 PM

lets hope they get it right
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:23:13 PM

interesting
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:21:49 PM

And happy 2014 to you too.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:19:55 PM

Happy New Year Gas Buddies.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:19:50 PM

OLD!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:14:29 PM

no pipe, have rail.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:14:14 PM

We need more refinery capacity closer to the crude.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:13:16 PM

The ground and the rails above it are shifty things.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:11:28 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:08:47 PM


Trains are more flexible, but pipelines don't derail.
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alkarn
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:06:18 PM

Old news.
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bbreff
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:06:16 PM



No matter how the oil is shipped, prices will get as low as they should or could. Part of that reason is increased taxes at the state level.
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hjlanier
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:02:11 PM

Of course, they won't. No more than truck wrecks will stop freight hauling by trucks.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:57:03 PM

ok
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BugMe99
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:55:43 PM

They will ship it by whatever means necessary and rail happens to be one method.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:55:15 PM

Safety should be the only concern.
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