Wrong side of the tracks: the tar sands-by-rail pipe dream

September 8, 2014By Lorne StockmanBlog Post, Featured

Our latest report presents new analysis that confirms that shipping tar sands bitumen by rail cannot possibly meet the tar sands industry’s reckless production growth plans. The report’s conclusions demonstrate that the U.S. Department of State’s analysis of rail’s ability to replace the Keystone XL pipeline failed to consider key data and evidence and drew conclusions that are both misleading and dangerous for the American public.

Wrong Side of the Tracks: Why Rail is not the Answer to the Tar Sands Market Access Problem

September 8, 2014By Lorne StockmanReports 6 Comments

Oil Change International, September 2014 Download full report This report examines the development of bitumen-by-rail at a time when its growth is expected to take a substantial leap. How much bitumen is actually moving by rail in 2014? What is the capacity of loading and unloading terminals that are realistically positioned to handle tar sands bitumen? How profitable is … Read More