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  • SVPs, EVPs, VPs,
  • Director, Team Lead, Manager
  • Chief
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  • Administrator
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  • Compliance
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  • Hazardous Materials
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  • Emergency Management
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  • Environment
  • Environmental Management
  • Rail Operations
  • Sales & Marketing

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  • Railroads
  • E&Ps
  • Shippers
  • Traders
  • Refiners
  • Rail Car Suppliers
  • Transloaders
  • Terminal Operators
  • Environmental Management
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Crude By Rail Safety Initiative 2014

In the context of recent derailments, regulatory scrutiny on crude by rail is now more in the spotlight than ever and the very viability of using rail to transport crude is at stake.  New regulatory requirements will impact every stakeholder involved in the crude by rail industry including E&Ps and crude traders, railroad operators, railcar manufacturers, transloaders and refiners.

It is vital that each of these stakeholders understands how new safety requirements will impact the cost of transporting crude by rail and what steps they will need to take to comply with new standards.

As a result of this, attendees of American Business Conferences' sell out Crude By Rail event requested that this one-off 2-day summit be held to focus specifically on how each stakeholder can cost effectively optimize safety in their operations to restore confidence, promote reliability, and maximize profitability.

As the only crude by rail event specifically focused on optimizing safety, the Crude By Rail Safety Initiative 2014 (Houston, June 24 - 25) will bring together speakers from every key stakeholder group, including regulators, shippers, railroad operators, transloaders and refiners to quantify the cost-impacts of improving the safety of crude by rail operations.

Expert speakers will breakdown railroad strategies for improving safety and shipper strategies for crude testing, classification and transloading, provide a cost-analysis of railcar upgrades, clarify how the emerging regulatory landscape will impact each stakeholder and examine best practice emergency response and hazmat training.

Key Topics That Will Be Covered Include:

  • REGULATOR STRATEGIES: Hearing from the key regulators and industry bodies across the U.S. and Canada to clarify their visions for improving crude by rail safety and how this will impact crude shippers and railroad operators
  • CRUDE CLASSIFICATION & SAFE LOADING / UNLOADING: Evaluating how E&Ps, transloaders and refiners are using best practice testing, sampling & classification of crude oil prior to shipment as well as optimizing the safety of loading and unloading procedures at crude by rail terminals to clarify the role of crude shippers in improving crude by rail safety
  • COST & AVAILABILITY OF SAFER RAILCARS: Forecasting whether there will be sufficient supply of new safer railcars to meet regulations, the extent to which they will impact the costs of transporting crude by rail and what options will exist for retrofitting existing fleets
  • RAIL ROUTES AND SPEEDS: Analyzing the plans of railroad operators for altering rail routes, reducing speeds, improving track inspections and investing in safer railcars when transporting crude and determining the impact on this on the economics of crude by rail transportation
  • TRAINING, EMERGENCY RESPONSE & REMEDIATION: Examining how railroad operators, crude shippers, fire departments and police departments can work together to develop stronger crude specific hazmat training and knowledge to better respond to accidents.

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6 Reasons To Attend This Unique And Timely Forum...

  • DEDICATED SAFETY FORUM: The ONLY crude by rail initiative dedicated entirely towards optimizing safety, bringing together industry leaders to share key insights for optimum strategies across the network. 
  • ENTIRE CRUDE BY RAIL SUPPLY CHAIN : The ONLY forum bringing together supply chain stakeholders from across the entire crude by rail network, including railroads, transloaders, E&Ps, refiners, rail car suppliers, shippers, regulators, local emergency services and more.
  • COST FOCUS: Detailed examination of the cost implications for new investments required to optimize safety as well as comply with existing and future regulation
  • OPERATIONAL BEST PRACTICES: Gain exclusive insights into best practices for loading and unloading techniques, rail operations, hazardous materials training, environmental remediation and emergency response to maximize operational safety from wellhead to refinery.
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND IMPLICATIONS: Understand the implications of existing and future regulation on the economics for crude by rail to ensure compliance as well as profitability for different steps in the supply chain
  • RAIL CAR DEVELOPMENTS: Hear from key industry players on the cost and availability of new rail car models, retrofitting economics, capacity and location of tank car shops and the commercial implications of changing standards


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