Study: Regulatory hurdles prompt pipeline shortage, uptick in crude-by-rail

02/6/2014 |

Regulatory hurdles are prompting a shortage in pipelines and other infrastructure needed to ship oil and natural gas from energy-producing states, according to a study by United Transportation Advisers. "Delays in the regulatory process are forcing energy producers to forgo the use of pipelines in lieu of less-efficient shipping modes, which in turn could lead to an increase of avoidable accidents," the study's authors said.

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