There has been a slew of recent incidents involving railroads and oil fires, which is a bit of a change for an industry that normally flies under the attention of the national media. Aside from the unwanted attention, oil via rail is bringing with it some increased risks for the railroad industry. Between the increased liability, the disruption and service, and the costs that could arise from regulation, there is a slim chance that the rail industry could say "Enough is enough" and send oil producers looking for another way to move crude.
So what would happen if rail companies said "no"? Tune into the video to find out why Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE: EEP ) and Plains All American (NYSE: PAA ) will feast and Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR ) and Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS ) will famine in the event this happens and why rail giving up on oil shipments isn't as bizzare as it sounds.
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