Archive for January 7, 2019

DeFazio to chair House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/07/2019) U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) last week was elected chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 116th Congress.  DeFazio had been the committee’s ranking member since January 2015 and a committee member since he first came to Congress in 1987. With the Democrats taking control of the House in the…

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Canada is producing more oil than it can handle

(Source:, January 2, 2019)  Western Canada is producing 365,000 bpd more crude oil that current pipeline capacity can handle, a new report from the National Energy Board has revealed. According to the authority, as of September, Western Canada produced a daily average of 4.30 million barrels of crude, while pipeline capacity stood at 3.95…

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