WASHINGTON, D.C. – Richard Moskowitz, General Counsel of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, made the following statement on North Dakota and Montana’s petition for a preemption determination regarding Washington state’s new law on allowable vapor pressure limits for crude-by-rail transport.
U.S. refiners and petrochemical manufacturers were encouraged on April 10 when President Trump signed an executive order that will better clarify the roles of federal and state agencies in permitting decisions for energy infrastructure, including oil and natural gas pipelines.
When 27 tank cars carrying crude oil derailed in Mount Carbon, West Virginia, in February this year, much of the talk that followed focused on the wisdom of carrying crude by rail – and little analysis about why the train derailed in the first place.
As reported recently in The Bakken magazine, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart confirmed on North Dakotan radio something the oil industry has always known: Bakken crude is not any more volatile than other crude oil.
Recent media reports have found a new number on which to hang crude-by-rail stories: 144.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers reacted to the new Enhanced Tank Car Standards announced today by the Department of Transportation with the following statement from AFPM Executive Vice President Brendan Williams.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) recent recommendations for the retrofitting and replacement of tank cars, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) today sent a letter reminding the Agency of its commitment to a holistic approach to crude-by-rail safety and asking that it use its position to hold the Department of Transportation (DOT) accountable for the prevention of derailments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T. Drevna sent the following letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in response to the Department’s failure to adequately address track integrity as a cause of train derailments.