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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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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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Responses to the Rash of Oil Train Incidents

By Kyle Ferrar and Samantha Malone Throughout the U.S. more crude was spilled from rail incidents in 2013 than the prior four decades combined. Recently, in a period of three weeks, there were four* derailments of crude oil trains carrying Bakken and other Canadian crudes resulting in fire and explosions, with multiple cars rupturing and set […]

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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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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 […]