Crude Rush Becoming an Explosive Issue

Volatility of oil from North Dakota eyed as key factor in recent fiery train crashes.

Investigators work at the train derailment site July 9, 2013 in Lac-megantic, Quebec, Canada. The death toll from the massive explosion caused by a runaway oil tanker train that derailed July 6 and flattened part of the small Canadian town has risen to 13, a coroner said Monday, and dozens more remain missing. Confirmation of eight further deaths in Lac-Megantic, in Quebec province, came as environmental officials warned that around 100,000 liters of oil spilled in the disaster was headed for the Saint Lawrence seaway. PHOTO STEEVE DUGUAY-AFP (Photo credit should read STEEVE DUGUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
National Journal
×