Crude By Rail

NTSB’s Lynchburg findings: What we learned

This week, the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings into the oil train derailment and fire that caused $1.2 million in damage in Lynchburg, Virginia almost two years ago on April 30, 2014 – and concluded that a broken rail was...

/ March 3, 2016

Combating derailments: FRA on the right track

When 27 tank cars carrying crude oil derailed in Mount Carbon, West Virginia, in February this year, much of the talk that followed focused on the wisdom of carrying crude by rail – and little analysis about why the train...

/ October 15, 2015

Busting the myth of Bakken crude volatility

As reported recently in The Bakken magazine, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart confirmed on North Dakotan radio something the oil industry has always known: Bakken crude is not any more volatile than other crude oil.

/ October 6, 2015

Fact vs fiction: Bakken crude volatility and the WSJ

As Mark Twain* once said, never let the facts get in the way of a good story – and artistic licence certainly appears to have gripped the author of an article recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, titled “Crude...

/ March 10, 2015