Seems to me the problem was with a GRAIN train derailing, causing the collision. NOT an oil problem.
“Seems to me the problem was with a GRAIN train derailing, causing the collision. NOT an oil problem.”
They are just jumping on the opportunity this incident creates to make transportation of the crude more difficult. They can’t shut production down since it’s occurring on private land, so they ll try to choke off the supply by other means at their disposal.
There is some legitimate concern of the DOT-111 model tank car because of its tendency to split open during derailments. This isn’t a new concern, but the higher traffic rates of oil trains may push the recommendation to replace into a requirement to replace.
Industry fights safety retrofit of older rail cars
The problem is parallel tracks with minimal clearance and passing in opposite directions at speed (though the speeds in the No. Dak. were likely not that high).