Canada oil train derailment News

Poor Oversight and Safety Practices Led to Quebec Train Disaster

The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said in a …

Industry Proposes Phasing Out Older Oil Rail Cars

The oil industry and the railroads that haul its crude have offered U.S. regulators a joint plan to phase out a type of older tank car tied to a spate of fiery accidents, according to two people familiar with the …

Canada Moves Ahead with Phase-Out of Old Railway Oil Cars

Canada will require that older rail cars used for carrying crude oil be phased out by May 2017, the government said on Wednesday, moving ahead of the United States to ban the controversial cars in light of burgeoning oil-by-rail traffic …

Oil Train Safety Rule Delayed by 1 Year

The Obama administration has delayed by nearly a year a plan to boost safety standards for the type of rail car involved in a fiery explosion that killed at least 47 people in Canada this month. Officials began work on …

Officials Probe Lac-Megantic Train Explosion; CEO Questions Firefighter Actions

The investigation into Canada‚Äôs worst rail accident in 27 years accelerated as firefighters rejected a suggestion by a railroad executive that they may have inadvertently caused an unmanned train carrying crude oil to explode and kill at least 13 people …