railroad http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en First Crude Oil Train Rolls Out of Black Thunder Terminal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/first-crude-oil-train-rolls-out-black-thunder-terminal <p>Another rail loading facility for crude oil&nbsp;opened in Wyoming last week, bringing the total to at least seven.</p><p>Seventy- thousand barrels of Wyoming oil&nbsp;rolled out of the Black Thunder terminal in the Powder River Basin, headed for a refinery on the East Coast.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:35:51 +0000 Miles Bryan 60339 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org First Crude Oil Train Rolls Out of Black Thunder Terminal Secrecy Prevails With Crude-By-Rail Data http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/secrecy-prevails-crude-rail-data <p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-size: 17.108px; line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of thousands of tank cars full of crude oil snake across the nation each year, and the number is only increasing. &nbsp;In the last five years, the number has jumped 14-fold. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 14:58:14 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 60209 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Secrecy Prevails With Crude-By-Rail Data Rail transport opens new markets for oil, but draws criticism from some local communities http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rail-transport-opens-new-markets-oil-draws-criticism-some-local-communities <p>A facility is slated to be built in the town of Fort Laramie that would load oil onto rail cars. Assuming the project gets the necessary permits from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, it’s expected to be completed by the end of the year. Transporting oil by train is becoming increasingly popular, and experts say this facility and others like it will help the energy industry thrive. But local residents fear that a new industrial site could bring problems to their community. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:00:33 +0000 Willow Belden 43644 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rail transport opens new markets for oil, but draws criticism from some local communities PBS documentary links railroad construction to the formation of Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pbs-documentary-links-railroad-construction-formation-wyoming <p>A documentary about the construction of the transcontinental railroad is set to air on Wyoming PBS this weekend. The film will show how the building of the railroad shaped Wyoming into the place it is today. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with the film’s producer, Tom Manning. He says before the railroad was built, there was no Wyoming. The film, “End of Track,” premieres on PBS on March 10<sup>th</sup> at 7 p.m.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:08:40 +0000 Willow Belden 37747 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org PBS documentary links railroad construction to the formation of Wyoming