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New US tank car rules that could be issued in early 2015 provide an opportunity for government, shippers and equipment makers to work together in advancing the safety of crude and ethanol moved by rail.

The new rules from the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will have significant consequences for America’s energy sector and the action follows over a year of intense engagement between the Obama administration and stakeholders.

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