"Trailing Canada, U.S. Starts a Push for Safer Oil Shipping"

"A day after Canada issued stringent new rules for the transportation of oil by rail, federal regulators in the United States said on Thursday that they would push forward their own tank standards next week, potentially resolving a critical safety issue that has been mired in regulatory limbo for years.

The Transportation Department said its proposed rules would include “options for enhancing tank car standards,” said Kevin Thompson, a spokesman.

Analysts said the agency could release its rules by the summer after review by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs."

Jad Mouawad reports for the New York Times April 24, 2014.


"Oil Industry Launches Petroleum Infrastructure Campaign" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

"Energy Export Debate Brings Out Big Guns in Lobbying" (Houston Chronicle)

Source: NY Times, 04/25/2014