Pipelines are 2.5 times less likely than rail to experience a release of product when transporting a million barrels of oil.
transport of oil
Pipelines are 2.5 times safer than rail for oil transportation.
Four recent oil-train derailments—two in the United States and two in Canada accompanied by yet another drive-by rhetorical smear of the Keystone XL pipeline by U.S. President Barack Obama—have re-invigorated the debate over how Canadians and Americans transport oil.
A pair of petroleum-related events in Canada has re-invigorated the public debate over the movement of petrochemicals such as oil and liquefied natural gas.