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The Fraser Institute

August 12, 2015 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How Safe are Oil Pipelines in Canada Compared to Rail Transport? New Study Coming Thursday, August 13

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 12, 2015) - On Thursday, August 13, the Fraser Institute will release a new study comparing the safety records of pipelines and rail cars for moving oil and gas in Canada.

Amid the swirling rumours that U.S. President Barack Obama is about to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project, Safety in Transportation of Oil and Gas utilizes newly compiled Canadian data to determine the rate of oil spill incidents and accidents - for both pipeline and rail cars - over the past decade.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on August 13 at 5:30 a.m. (EST).

Dr. Kenneth P. Green, Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies
Fraser Institute
For interviews with Dr. Green, please contact:
Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
Tel: (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238

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