Not really a pipeline fault this time though, you still have to get oil to a customer’s plant.
This oil came from IL headed to an asphalt maker, how else besides truck can it get to NJ? How many times has it been done in the decades before this crash, a few thousand possibly?
We ship oil all the time by rail tanker, long before Obama got into office and there have always been accidents like this, they’re just making the front page now that Keystone is so important.
(which is fine by me this time because it helps out a cause I’m all for, but many times the opposite is just as true)
Just one point. We are shipping a lot more oil now due to increases in domestic production combined with a lack of approved pipelines. So while the rate of accidents may not change, the number of accidents is quite likely to be higher.
North Dakota oil rail shipments expected to spike
Study says pipeline resistance raises oil-transport risks
U.S. crude oil increasingly moves by barge, truck and rail