Study: Pipelines transport crude more safely than rail networks

10/17/2013 | ProgressiveRailroading.com

The transport of crude oil via pipeline is significantly safer than by rail networks, according to the Fraser Institute, a Canadian regulatory think tank. "When you have more moving parts, more potential interactions with other noncontrolled actors such as trains and trucks, the potential for accidents is higher when compared to pipelines," said Kenneth Green, senior director of natural resources studies at Fraser.

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