Train Explosions Prompt Companies to Upgrade Oil Tankers Voluntarily

Fuel Fix: Oil companies are rolling ahead of federal regulators to replace old tank cars following a series of fiery accidents involving crude-carrying trains. Canadian refiner Irving Oil and San Antonio-based Tesoro Corp. have pledged to replace older crude tankers in their fleet, after the aging DOT-111 models built before 2011 were deemed prone to rupture. Phillips 66 has said all of its crude-carrying tankers meet current standards and San Antonio`s Valero Energy Corp. said all of the railcars it......

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