oil tankers

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Senate committee rejects oil tanker ban

A spill of more than 10,000 tonnes is likely to occur once every 242 years.


9:40AM
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Oil opponents target tankers despite sparkling safety record

Bill C-48 includes a moratorium on most large oil tankers loading or unloading on Canada’s West Coast.


8:21AM
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Moving oil by rail is 4.5 times more likely to result in an incident or accident than moving that same oil by pipeline.

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The Simushir, a Russian-flagged cargo vessel is the newest cause celebre of anti-tanker activists out in British Columbia.

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Iran is making lots of noise about closing the Strait of Hormuz, the vital international waterway that carries 17 million barrels of oil every day—35 percent of the crude oil transported by sea. The control of the Persian Gulf region is in Iran’s hands, Iranian naval chief Habibollah Sayyari ominously warns. This follows news that the Iranian parliament is mulling legislation to block tanker traffic through the strait, which comes on the heels of Sayyari’s boast late last year that closing the strait would be easier than drinking a glass of water.