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As trains start to carry crude oil across Maine, environmentalists start to worry

Pan Am Railways and Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railways are both exploring the feasibility of moving vast amounts of crude to an Irving Oil refinery in St. John, New Brunswick. Pan Am’s rail network was used to successfully deliver the first shipment of 100-plus tanker cars in late May, and MMA reportedly plans to follow suit soon.

Posted June 10, 2012 by Kevin Miller

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/06/10/business/state-reviewing-spill-response-strategies-as-railroads-look-to-haul-crude-oil-through-maine/

The modern-day oil boom in the western U.S. and Canada is fueling interest in […]

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Train Hauling Oil Crosses Maine

Crude oil from the West has begun moving across Maine — not by pipeline, as some environmental activists fear it will someday; but by railroad.

Posted on May 30, 2012 by Tux Turkel

http://www.kjonline.com/news/oil-crossing-maineby-way-of-railroad_2012-05-29.html

A train carrying 104 tank cars of crude from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota came through Maine last weekend on a 2,435-mile journey to the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. It rolled through Portland, Waterville and Bangor on Pan Am […]

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