The U.S. and Canada are two of the largest users of energy products in the world. Pipelines are the main way crude oil, petroleum products and natural gas are transported in both countries.
Participants involved with other modes of transportation seem resigned to the fact that the amount of product moved by pipeline will continue to grow. However, they don’t seem to believe a takeover will happen right away. That is bolstered by recent government and public concerns, resulting in construction and permit halts.
It is becoming clear energy transport by rail still has a place at the table.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) statistics indicate signifi...