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TransCanada Corp moves forward with Upland pipeline amid ‘extraordinarily difficult’ Keystone process

As U.S. legislation to approve TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline waited Friday for a promised veto from U.S. President Barack Obama, the Calgary-based company said it would move ahead with another cross-border pipeline — this one to transport oil in the opposite direction.

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Why Warren Buffett Supports This Controversial Energy Policy

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project has ended up before the Nebraska Supreme Court, where the seven-person body will address an earlier decision by a lower court that allows the governor to approve the project instead of the Public Service Commission.
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Stopping Keystone Ensures More Railroad Tank-Car Spills

The Keystone XL Pipeline got another nail in its coffin Monday, in the form of a Senate energy vote that excluded the pipeline issue. Continue Reading

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Pipeline vs. rail

Ever since the Lac-Mégantic tragedy, there’s a question which constantly comes up with regards to oil transportation. Are we better off transporting oil by rail or using pipelines? That’s in fact a red herring.
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Railroads Look Past U.S. Oil-Move Costs Helping Pipelines

As 57,000 miles of U.S. crude pipelines threaten to lure business from railroads, Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC and Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) are sticking to their bet on the nation’s energy boom. Continue Reading

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Canadian rail safety getting better, not worse

The NDP continues to look for every way to exploit the disaster at Lac-Mégantic to partisan ends, even as it continues to deny doing so. Continue Reading

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Pipelines Spill Three Times as Much Oil as Trains, IEA Says

Pipelines in North America spilled three times as much crude oil as trains for comparative distances over an eight-year period, the International Energy Agency said today in a study it based on U.S. Department of Transportation data. Continue Reading

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Having tarred pipelines, environmental activists prepare to take on railways

With B.C.’s formal renunciation of the Northern Gateway proposal on Friday, the option of ‘oil by rail’ becomes more relevant. Continue Reading

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Any Means Necessary

Moving oil by rail isn’t new for Cenovus.

The Canadian oil producer is shipping as much as 6,000 barrels of oil per day by railroad, while expecting to increase those volumes to 10,000 barrels per day by the end of 2013. Continue Reading

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Harper takes shot at crude rail transport

PBF Energy Inc. is making a big bet to bring Alberta crude by train to its refinery near Philadelphia. Continue Reading

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Pipelines Spill Three Times as Much Oil as Trains, IEA Says

Pipelines in North America spilled three times as much crude oil as trains for comparative distances over an eight-year period, the International Energy Agency said today in a study it based on U.S. Department of Transportation data. Continue Reading

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Tundra Energy Agreement with Enbridge Will Grow Rail Access

Tundra Energy Marketing Limited announced today they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Enbridge to jointly own and expand the previously announced Tundra crude oil rail loading terminal near Cromer, Manitoba to improve market access for light oil producers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Dakota. Continue Reading

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Rail and Pipelines Merge in Oil Transit Bonanza

Pipeline operators have zeroed in on another good investment—rail depots to transport North American oil and gas to refineries, cutting out the middle man in a new trend that is poising 2013 to become the year of industry mergers and acquisitions. Continue Reading

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RAIL OIL: Time for Pipeline Industry to Abandon Stone Age Rules, Join Railways on Level Playing Field

The debate is not as clear cut as presented in this Globe and Mail article:

With pipelines under attack, railways lead race to move oil
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Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowners Associations

Pipeline Poll

Should pipeline companies be allowed to give money to police?

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