U.S. Rail Transportation of Crude Oil: Background and Issues for Congress

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This report discusses the challenges in the transportation of oil, as refineries that once received crude oil principally from oceangoing tankers are now seeing increasing deliveries by domestic transport. It also outlines possible issues for Congress including rail transport of oil versus pipelines, and the possible increase of oil spills from rail transport.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 6, 2014
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Frittelli, John

Specialist in Transportation Policy

Creator (Author):
Parfomak, Paul W.

Specialist in Energy and Infrastructure Policy

Creator (Author):
Ramseur, Jonathan L.

Specialist in Environmental Policy

Creator (Author):
Andrews, Anthony

Specialist in Energy Policy

Creator (Author):
Pirog, Robert

Specialist in Energy Economics

Creator (Author):
Ratner, Michael

Specialist in Energy Policy

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 6, 2014
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United States
Description:

This report discusses the challenges in the transportation of oil, as refineries that once received crude oil principally from oceangoing tankers are now seeing increasing deliveries by domestic transport. It also outlines possible issues for Congress including rail transport of oil versus pipelines, and the possible increase of oil spills from rail transport.

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25 pages.

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