Meet Senior Decision Makers From:

  • Railroad Operators
  • Rail Car/Tank Car Manufacturers
  • Transloading Companies
  • E&P Companies
  • Refineries

With The Following Job Titles:

COOs, VP's, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of...
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Crude Oil Marketing
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Operations
  • Technical Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Business Development
  • Product Development

Plus Suppliers Of:

  • Rail Cars
  • Rail Car Components
  • Rail Car Valves
  • Rail Air Brake Technology
  • Track Construction and Maintenance Services
  • Transloading Equipment
  • Emergency Response Services
  • Legal Services For Oil and Gas Industry


With only 14,000 tank cars meeting the proposed rail car safety standards and 1.7 million b/d of additional crude oil supplies from Western Canada forecast to be available by 2020, there are obvious needs for investment and expansion to comply with new regulations to ensure increasing amounts of product can be transported.


The key for crude by rail transporters now is to make sure safety is maintained and requirements met, while mitigating the operational and cost impact of compliance.

Therefore it is vital to the country's Tank Car Manufacturers, E&P companies, Transloaders, Class 1 Railroads and Refineries that the future landscape of the regulations is made clear to allow plans to be made for future expansion whilst practicing safe processes. It is in the industry's best interest that the cost of compliance is kept at the lowest possible price and that all options for strategic development are investigated.  

For this reason, the Crude by Rail Canada, Tank Car & Railroad Safety 2014 Summit, has been purposely designed to bring together speakers from every key stakeholder group, including E&Ps, crude shippers, railroad operators, transloaders, rail car manufacturers and refiners and regulatory bodies to help stakeholders:

  • Quantify the cost-impact of regulatory changes on DOT-111 tank car design, railroad capacity, and crude classifications
  • Plan how to absorb compliance costs to ensure rail takeaway remains an economical and safe method of crude transport

Key topics being covered are:

  • TANK CAR REGULATIONS UPDATE : Explaining the new DOT-111 rail car standards and how these specifications will impact rail car cost and crude capacity across both Canada and the US
  • RAIL CAR DESIGN AND RETROFITTING CAPACITY : Examining the current capacity of retrofitting shops to meet regulatory requirements and comparing the cost-safety benefits of the latest safety technologies and maintenance programs being applied to reduce the risk of hazards
  • RAILROAD PLANS : Hearing steps being taken by the class 1 rail roads to deal with congestion following a potential increase in cars following regulatory changes
  • TRANSLOADING SAFETY : Assessing vapor recovery technologies and safety procedures being used to successfully mitigate hazards during loading and unloading of various crude types
  • CRUDE QUALITY - TESTING METHODS AND SAFETY PROCEDURES : Evaluating tank car monitoring, testing and safety procedures being used to enable regulatory compliance during crude transport
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE : Examining the current requirements and cost of ERAPs to users and which processes are being used to drive down costs to identify opportunities for savings
  • PUBLIC CONFIDENCE : Formulating plans for overcoming public relations obstacles and resistance to crude by rail expansion



It is vital for the commercial viability of those within the crude by rail industry in Canada ...

... that information is attained surrounding regulations to quantify the cost-impact of regulatory changes on DOT-111 tank car design, railroad capacity, and crude pricing to plan how to absorb compliance costs to ensure rail takeaway remains an economical method of crude transport.

Because of this Crude by Rail Canada: Tank Car and Railroad Safety 2014 Initiative, has been created to bring together regulators and the directors of leading E&P, railroad, railcar, refinery and transloading companies, to share their plans and best practices going forward to maintain safe services and ensure efficient crude by rail operations.

Key Points To Note About Crude by Rail Canada: Tank Car and Railroad Safety 2014

  • THE ONLY COMMERCIALLY-FOCUSED CRUDE BY RAIL SAFETY EVENT IN CANADA: While many events cover crude by rail in general, there are no others that address purely the details, costs and impacts of crude by rail safety; arguably the biggest topic affecting the Canadian crude by rail industry at present
  • COST- IMPACT FOCUSED : Not only will speakers address the latest regulatory changes, but also the commercial impact that these changes will have on the supply chain, including rail car capacity and availability, rail road congestion and crude testing costs, to allow the integration of changes into rail economics and planning
  • CAPACITY FOCUSED: Presentations on all topics in the agenda will be geared towards ensuring crude by rail takeaway capacity is available following regulatory changes to minimize disruption to crude marketing
  • REGULATORY FOCUSED: This conference will bring together the major regulatory bodies whose decisions can be the make or break of crude by rail, including DOT US and TC, to discuss their plans and examine opportunities for cross border harmonization to ease the crude by rail process


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