Pipelines vs. Rail: A False Choice

May 27, 2014By Lorne StockmanBlog Post 21 Comments

As we release our North American crude-by-rail online map and report, it is worth taking a look at one of the most repeated false claims that the oil industry and its supporters make about crude-by-rail. A major talking point for pipeline proponents is the assertion that crude-by-rail is growing simply because pipeline projects are being … Read More


December 13, 2013By Lorne StockmanWebsites

The Refinery Report project will develop and publish data on North America’s refineries, beginning with the amount of crude oil refined from the world’s dirtiest and most destructive source of oil: the Canadian tar sands.

Industry campaign to lift crude export ban confirmed through leaked API documents

November 6, 2013By Lorne StockmanBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Today Bloomberg News revealed that the American Petroleum Institute (API) has developed a strategy to challenge America’s crude export regulations using international trade law. Deregulating U.S. crude oil exports would make fracking and the tar sands even more profitable than it already is and enable the industry to go into ever more marginal and extreme reserves to produce more of these extreme oils.