Freedom Railcar Solutions LLC was created to provide a mobile and on-site repair and maintenance service for crude-by-rail shippers, operators and other railcar lessors in the Bakken Shale and Powder River Basin.
Earthjustice and other environmental organizations filed suit against Kinder Morgan and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to halt the shipment of crude oil from the Bakken Shale into Richmond, Calif.
The midstream sees growing opposition to crude by rail shipments from many sectors, a Southern Methodist University researcher told the 10th annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference, held March 25 in Houston.
Intertek is responding to the recent U.S. government order mandating proper testing and classification of crude oil, prior to being offered into railcar transportation. The company provides a range of physical property testing services.
Increased U.S. and Canadian regulation of rail shipments of crude oil is likely, but the details aren’t certain. What is certain, according to Wells Fargo Securities, is the changes will raise costs for shippers.