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Tesoro gives talk on crude oil-by-road safety

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Tesoro Corporation, Savage, and BNSF Railway, gave local business leaders an opportunity to observe and learn about the enhanced safety features of Tesoro’s new DOT 120 crude oil rail cars at the Port of Vancouver, US.

The event focused on crude oil-by-rail safety in Washington state; the safe operations and handling of crude oil at the Port of Vancouver US, and proposed Vancouver Energy crude oil-by-rail to marine loading terminal.

Talks also covered the DOT 120 rail cars’ features that make them safer and better equipped to transport crude oil than previous models. The rail cars meet the safety requirements of the new US Department of Transportation standard with a thicker tank shell, full-height head shields, a tank jacket, and upgraded bottom outlet valve handle. Features that exceed the new standard include a thicker tank head than required, protective housing for the manway, and two times the rated tank test pressure.

“These new rails cars, which were designed well in advance of federal regulations, showcase Tesoro’s commitment to safe crude oil-by-rail transportation,” said CJ Warner, Tesoro Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. “Forward thinking and actions toward the continual improvement of crude oil-by-rail are two reasons why Savage and Tesoro have an exemplary history of safe handling and transport of crude oil.”

In addition to showcasing the rail cars, officials with Tesoro and Savage presented new public opinion research results showing strong support for the terminal by voters in Clark County.

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