More oil trains expected at Washington refineries
(Source: Associated Press, October 31, 2013)
SEATTLE, Wash. — Hundreds of trains carrying crude oil could soon be chugging across the Northwest, bringing potential jobs and revenues but raising concerns about oil spills, increased train and vessel traffic and other issues. With five refineries, Washington has long received crude oil from Alaska and elsewhere by ship, barges or pipelines. But ports and refiners are increasingly turning to trains to take advantage of a boom in oil from North Dakota’s Bakken region.
Full story: Alaska Journal
Monday, November 04, 2013
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