Waterborne and Rail Transport of U.S. Crude Oil: Elements and Issues

Patrick Williams (Editor)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D



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New sources of crude oil from North Dakota, Texas, and western Canada have induced new routes for shipping crude oil to U.S. and Canadian refineries. While pipelines have traditionally been the preferred method of moving crude overland, they either are not available or have insufficient capacity to move all the crude from these locations. While rail has picked up some of this cargo, barges, and to a lesser extent tankers, also are moving increasing amounts of crude in domestic trade. This book discusses the Waterborne and rail transport of United States crude oil. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Shipping U.S. Crude Oil by Water: Vessel Flag Requirements and Safety Issues (pp. 1-36)
John Frittelli

Chapter 2 - U.S. Rail Transportation of Crude Oil: Background and Issues for Congress (pp. 37-70)
John Frittelli, Paul W. Parfomak, Jonathan L. Ramseur, Anthony Andrews, Robert Pirog and Michael Ratner

Chapter 3 - Crude Oil Properties Relevant to Rail Transport Safety: In Brief (pp. 71-84)
Anthony Andrews

Chapter 4 - Oil Spills in U.S. Coastal Waters: Background and Governance (pp. 85-118)
Jonathan L. Ramseur


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