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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Irving Oil Converts Railcars 3 Years Early

Irving Oil revealing the completion of converting its fleet of crude oil railcars to the Association of American Railroads specifications.

This move supports Transport Canada's announcement on enhanced protection standards for rails cars stemming from recommendations by the Transportation Safety Board in January.

Irving Oil President Paul Browning says they took the voluntary position of converting the fleet as promised three years ahead of regulation.

The A.A.R. specifications are for railcars built after 2011 to be constructed with reinforcements that reportedly reduce the risk of product loss should these railcars be involved in a derailment.