Crude by Rail: Safety & Regulations

WEB-oil-rail07rb1January 28-29, 2015
Houston, TX
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The transportation of crude oil by rail is critical to the United States economy to help ensure energy independence and to help reduce the cost of energy for every citizen. Moving crude oil by rail provides benefits with respect to delivery of the
oil to a diverse refinery network, but with movement derives several transportation risks. In general, there are four industry groups that can contribute and impact rail safety: producers, transporters, companies that manufacture and maintain
railroad equipment, and emergency responders. Oil and gas companies must ensure that the crude oil they ship is properly classified and loaded into a tank car designed for the product. Railroad companies must ensure the safe and expeditious
movement of crude oil in tank cars along the general railroad system of transportation. Railcar owners, lessors, and lessees must ensure that the tank cars they use to transport crude oil are properly designed and maintained. Emergency
responders must have adequate and proper training to respond to large scale oil releases, and the communities which they service must have sufficient equipment to combat a worst case spill. This course will cover the multiple facets of this
important issue from current effects on the industry to the potential future outcomes.
The instructors will help explain the current strengths and opportunities in rail safety. Over the course of a day and a half, participants will learn about the methods used to test and classify oil for shipment. They will discuss the Department of Transportation regulations and emergency orders as well as the benefits of recent changes to railroad operations and tank car design. By the end of the course, attendees will understand the issues surrounding crude oil transportation by rail, the importance of needed railroad and tank car safety improvements, and the importance of emergency response preparation
with respect to a large scale oil release.



Steve Ulrich is a principal at Bay Integrated Marketing: I have been working with people to maximize their use of social media and internet publishing, optimize their websites to turn prospects into customers, and establish their personal brand on the internet. We are also working with Eco Distribution, Inc. to find and implement practical solutions to help clean up our air and the environment. Eco Distribution, Inc. is a California based Distributor and Representative Firm dealing in environmentally friendly and Green solutions. We have leveraged 30 years experience in responsible construction management to provide solutions for some of the most impactful challenges facing our air, water, and land. We have an oil/hydrocarbon remediation system that is effective on everything from simple oil stains on a driveway, to complex oil disasters in the ocean. My approach to social media and internet marketing is simple. Instead of spending a fortune “buying” keywords and ads that don’t return anything we concentrate on three areas: I CAN GET YOU FOUND ON LINKEDIN - NUMBER ONE, PAGE ONE.
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