"Methods of Crude Oil Transport: Relative Risks and Benefits," Environmental Law Reporter September 2014

John J. Jablonski, Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Environmental Practice Group and Co-Chair of its Transportation Practice Group, moderated a panel discussion among nationally renowned experts to tackle the tough regulatory and risk-management aspects of transporting crude oil.

“As America’s oil and natural gas boom spreads across the country, producers are finding it difficult to get oil from the wells to market. Pipeline capacity is limited, and shipping crude by rail has raised concerns in the media,” notes a transcription of the event published in the Environmental Law Reporter.

“What are the relative risks and merits of different methods of shipping crude oil long distance? Rail, ship, and pipeline each have pros and cons, risks and benefits. On May 7, 2014, the Environmental Law Institute convened a panel of experts to explore the regulatory realm of each option. Without demonizing any form of transport, the session raised awareness about the complex trade offs between these options, when they are options.”

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