The latest Transport Canada proposals, published online Wednesday, go beyond earlier announcements by requiring rail cars carrying crude to have thicker steel, full “head shields,” mandatory thermal “jacket” protection among other upgrades.
The Energy Information Administration said Wednesday crude inventories jumped to 448.9 million barrels for the week ending March 6. Analysts, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, had anticipated an increase in stores of 4.75 million barrels.
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