Crude by rail – potential policy impacts of derailments

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Report summary

North America rail regulations appear to be heading towards tighter rail operation standards  and more detailed coding tank car contents.  These regulations would increase the cost of crude-by-rail movements, but the increase does not appear to materially impact our view of future crude-by-rail rail flows.

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  • Executive summary
  • What new regulation might be
  • Impact on the timing of pipeline approvals in Canada
  • Modes of transportation for moving crude oil across North America
  • Impact on North America crude prices and differentials

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