About 20,000 gallons of crude oil belonging to Exxon Mobil Corp. was released after a Canadian National Railway Co freight train derailed June 30 at Plainfield, Ill.
In recent months, PES was getting roughly one unit train per day, the equivalent of 75 Mbbl/d. During the boom years between 2013 and 2015, PES would routinely receive three trains a day of Bakken crude, Reuters reported.
Bracewell attorneys assess response to NY request for vapor standard in transportation of Bakken crude.
Canadian crude-by-rail exports to the U.S. rose 48% in October vs. the previous month, National Energy Board (NEB) data showed on Jan. 11, as volumes recovered from a steep slump earlier in the year.
Energy companies that had planned to ship crude on the Dakota Access Pipeline will turn to rail, a transport method that poses its own risks to the environment and local communities, Reuters reported.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau confirmed the plan in an interview with CBC Radio's "The House," the broadcaster said on its website.
U.S. producers of sand used to extract oil from shale are raising prices due to stronger demand, a sign higher oil prices are improving the outlook for the domestic fracking industry.
Michael Collins, vice president of business development for CIG Logistics, said the hub will employ railroad engineers, conductors, bulk terminal operators and others.