Vancouver Energy's oil-by-rail capacity would be tops in U.S., analysis shows
The Columbian 11/24/14
“On paper, it’s the biggest facility of that type,” said Sandy Fielden, director of energy analytics for Texas-based consultant RBN Energy. “As far as I’m aware, there’s not an existing terminal that handles that type of capacity.” .... read more here
Over 865,200 Gallons of Fracked Oil Spill in NDDaily Kos 11/23/14
....As thoroughly reported in this morning's New York Times, North Dakota, like Kansas, offers us a clear picture of what the country would look like under industry-coddling Republican domination.
One environmental incident for every 11 wells in 2006, for instance, became one for every six last year, The Times found.
Through early October of this year, companies reported 3.8 million gallons spilled, nearly as much as in 2011 and 2012 combined.
Over all, more than 18.4 million gallons of oils and chemicals spilled, leaked or misted into the air, soil and waters of North Dakota from 2006 through early October 2014. (In addition, the oil industry reported spilling 5.2 million gallons of nontoxic substances, mostly fresh water, which can alter the environment and carry contaminants.)
Here is the map detailing the number of spills and instances of contamination in North Dakota from 2006-2014. They include the largest on-land oil spill in American history, by the Tesoro corporation, which actually felt confident enough in its relationship with state regulators not to disclose it publically at all: ..... read more here