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Oil Train Decoupled in Pittsburgh, No Injuries

Dangerously Close Call Today a train carrying oil products decoupled, or separated, in the City of Pittsburgh. Collaborators at CMU report that this morning an oil train decoupled along the tracks that run past the Bellefield boiler and under Forbes Avenue in Oakland, a very populated section of the city. While no spills, explosions, or injuries were reported, […]

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Parked Oil Trains in Berks County, PA

By Matt Kelso, Manager of Data & Technology Kirk Jalbert, Manager of Community Based Research & Engagement The Risks of Crude Oil Trains As new oil fields boomed across North America in recent years, drillers looked for ways to get the product to refineries thousands of miles away. One solution was to use the nation’s […]

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Oil Train Response 2015

November 13-15, 2015 Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Coordinated by FracTracker Alliance and ForestEthics Couldn’t make it? Watch Friday’s Presentations Or check out the conversation on Twitter: #oiltrain15 About the Event Over the past few years, oil train traffic across the continent has increased rapidly with more than 500,000 rail cars moving oil in 2014 alone, […]

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Pipelines vs Oil Trains

By Juliana Henao, Communications Intern Media outlets have been very focused recently on reporting oil train derailments and explosions. Additionally, the Keystone XL pipeline has hastened political debates and arguments for years by both political parties since its initial proposal in 2008 – and the May 19th pipeline oil spill in California isn’t helping matters. In the […]

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Oil Trains Passing Through Pittsburgh

A Pilot Train Count By Samantha Malone – Manager of Education, Communications, & Partnerships FracTracker Alliance and the CREATE Lab at CMU recently launched a pilot project to track the transportation of volatile crude oil as it passes through Pennsylvania and specifically the Pittsburgh region. For a bit of background, we were specifically interested in […]

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Help Us to Track Oil Trains in Pittsburgh and Beyond

Call for Volunteers FracTracker Alliance and the CREATE Lab at CMU are seeking volunteers to track oil trains on October 21st near Pittsburgh, PA for 2-hour segments from 7:00am – 7:00pm. Sign up to participate (Link Deactivated, Archived Event) Approximately 400,000 barrels of oil are transported daily from the west, following tracks from North Dakota’s […]

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Permitting New Oil and Gas Wells Under the Newsom Administration

California regulators halt well permitting after Consumer Watchdog and FracTracker reveal a surge in well permits under California Governor Newsom October 24th, 2019 update:  There have been several exciting updates since FracTracker Alliance and Consumer Watchdog released a report on fracking and regulatory corruption under Governor Newsom’s administration, detailed in the article below. On July 11th, […]

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CHE Webinar: Emerging Issues in Oil and Gas Production

Data Gaps, Policy Challenges, and Novel Threats to Health Recent expansions in oil and gas development, driven in large part by innovations in hydraulic fracturing and drilling technologies, have raised concern about the public health and environmental dimensions of these extractive activities and associated infrastructure. Studies to date have found evidence of water and air […]

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Tracking Global Oil Refineries and their Emissions

Potential Conflict Hotspots and Global Productivity Choke Points Today, FracTracker is releasing a complete inventory of all 536 global oil refineries, along with estimates of daily capacity, CO2 emissions per year, and various products. These data have also been visualized in the map below. Total productivity from these refineries amounts to 79,372,612 barrels per day […]