A tragic freight accident claiming lives occurred on Saturday as a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded – my condolences to the family members. This unfortunate event reminded that pipelines are the safest way to carry oil.
With the technology that’s available today, companies and governments can come up with efficient and effective spill prevention and response program.
According to US data, an average American is 75% more likely to be struck by lightning than a pipeline accident – indicating again, that pipelines are the safest way to transfer oil.
This incident, albeit the tragedy will speed up the pipeline expansion projects and it can be expected that pipeline will gain a little more support.
Read more in the Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/quebec-tragedy-shows-that-pipelines-are-safest-way-to-transport-oil/article13054202/