Tag: BNSF

BNSF offering discounts to get ethanol shippers to switch to safer rail cars

BNSF offering discounts to get ethanol shippers to switch to safer rail cars

January 26, 2017 |

In New York, BNSF is trying to transition its ethanol tanker fleet to safer models faster than federal regulations are requiring, so is making a push with shippers by offering $300 per car discounts for transport in April if they use the newer, safer DOT 117 rail cars. Though railroads have until 2025 to transition […]

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BNSF says no environmental damage following November ethanol derailment

BNSF says no environmental damage following November ethanol derailment

December 21, 2015 |

In Wisconsin, BNSF says that following hundreds of samples of water, sediment, mussels and fish immediately following a Nov. 7 derailment of more than two dozen cars carrying denatured alcohol that no adverse effects on the environment have been detected. The tests were carried out by BNSF, EPA and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. […]

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BNSF 32-car train derails with at least 18,000 gallons of ethanol leaking into the Mississippi

BNSF 32-car train derails with at least 18,000 gallons of ethanol leaking into the Mississippi

November 9, 2015 |

In Wisconsin, following a 32-car derailment in Buffalo County on Saturday morning, five of the BNSF tankers are said to be leaking ethanol into the Mississippi River, the company says, without posing a threat to the public. About 150 local residents were voluntarily evacuated shortly after the accident but have since returned to their homes. […]

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Spiritwood Energy seeking $1 million to connect rail loop to BNSF

Spiritwood Energy seeking $1 million to connect rail loop to BNSF

December 24, 2014 |

In North Dakota, Spiritwood Energy Park Association—a partnership of Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. and Great River Energy—is seeking $1 million in order to fund a loop to connect to the BNSF rail line. The group has already paid $500,000 but needs to pay another $1 million by March 31 in order to be connected to the […]

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BNSF to drop freight rates on new Nebraska rail purchase

BNSF to drop freight rates on new Nebraska rail purchase

October 31, 2012 |

In Nebraska, BNSF is buying the Nebraska Northeastern Railway, a 120-mile line that connects Siouxland Ethanol LLC in Jackson; NEDAK Ethanol in Atkinson; and Husker Ag Inc. in Plainview. Husker transports about 85% of its production on the line. BNSF has said that freight rates will drop and it expects to upgrade line to boost […]

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