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Massive Fire as Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails in Canada

Posted by feww on March 7, 2015

Derailed Crude Oil Train Explodes in Canada

A train carrying crude oil exploded after it derailed near Gogama, NE Ontario, closing Highway 144, according to reports.

The authorities were forced to close a section of the highway for up to two days, with no detour available.

The incident, the fourth derailment in Northern Ontario since January this year, follows another derailment in the same area in February.

Freight Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails Near Illinois City

On March 5, a freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois, exploding into a ball of fire and prompting officials to suggest that everyone with 1 mile radius of explosion evacuate, authorities said, AP reported.

“Since 2008, derailments of oil trains in the U.S. and Canada have seen 70,000-gallon tank cars break open and ignite on multiple occasions, resulting in huge fires. A train carrying Bakken crude crashed in a Quebec town in 2013, killing 47 people. Last month, a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky, leaking oil into a river tributary and forcing hundreds of families to evacuate.”

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Another Dark Day for Global Climate, Environment

Posted by feww on March 19, 2010

Canadian ‘Regulators’ approve 3-phase Suncor oil sands expansions

Canadian regulators have approved a 3-stage expansion at Suncor Energy’s Firebag oil sands project with an additional output of 188,000 barrels of bitumen a day, said Suncor.


Oils sands in Alberta, Canada. The three largest oil sand deposits are: the Athabasca Oil Sands, Cold Lake Oil Sands, and Peace River Oil Sands.

“The production phases, given the green light by the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, would follow the C$3.6 billion ($3.6 billion) phase 3 expansion being built now and scheduled to be in service next year, said Suncor, Canada’s largest oil company.” Reuters reported.

Suncor pumps steam into the earth to liquefy ans separate the extra-heavy crude from the oil sands at Firebag and then pumps the oil to the surface.

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