As crude oil shipping increases, U.S. senator wants old tank cars replaced sooner rather than later.
The local average has dipped well below $3 a gallon, and prices haven’t been this low in about four years.
It’s no secret that hazardous crude oil is being shipped on trains that run through Missouri, but are the tracks those trains are running on safe?
Railroads have been hauling more than a dozen trains weekly through Missouri carrying volatile crude oil from the Northern Plains that’s been involved in multiple fiery accidents, according to railroad disclosures released Thursday.
After peaking at an average of $3.72 a gallon over the weekend, pump prices around the St. Louis area have eased a bit.
A resident near Doniphan, Mo., found oil leaking in his yard Tuesday. All told, about one barrel roughly 42 gallons of crude oil leaked from the Pegasus pipeline.
That’s according to the monthly survey released today by the Triple-A Chicago Motor Club.