Three oil train derailments in three weeks in North America.

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Three oil train derailments in three weeks in North America.

Post by Zero Point on Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:32 am

http://www.inforum.com/news/accidents/3693596-five-cars-still-fire-illinois-following-bnsf-train-derailment-carrying-nd
"A BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil that derailed and caught fire Thursday afternoon was still burning Friday, and the company warned that shipments along the line could be delayed up to 48 hours.

Local emergency management officials confirmed that five tank cars out of 21 that derailed were on fire, and seven were damaged, including the tank cars that continued to burn.

There were no injuries, BNSF said.

Video of the scene

The incident is the latest in a series of derailments in North America and the third in three weeks involving trains hauling crude oil, which has heightened the focus on rail safety."

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Re: Three oil train derailments in three weeks in North America.

Post by Holly Golightly on Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:23 pm

Coming days after Obama vetoed the Keystone pipeline. Wonder if there'll be pressure on him to have a change of heart.

And if not, there'll be a new administration/elections next year.
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Re: Three oil train derailments in three weeks in North America.

Post by Zero Point on Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:53 pm

I'm very curious as to where Buffett fits into all this.....
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Post by Holly Golightly on Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:08 pm

Buffet's heavily invested in railway lines, afaik. Though perhaps not all of them...

I know he bought a stake in a huge one - Burlington iirc - some years back.
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Post by Zero Point on Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:10 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Buffet's heavily invested in railway lines, afaik. Though perhaps not all of them...

I know he bought a stake in a huge one - Burlington iirc - some years back.

He protesteth WAY too much, for his love of all things pipeline imo......
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