Pipelines vs shipment by rail

Transport of oil by rail is safe, but not as safe as pipelines

On May 1, 2015, an interesting thing happened. The United States and Canada came to agreement about transporting oil and other flammable liquids. No, they did not agree to build more pipelines - rather, they agreed to implement just under 400 pages worth of new standards that are intended to reduce the risk of transporting oil…