February 19, 2014: Several Refiners Will No Longer Accept Older DOT111 Tank Cars for Crude

This week several refiners and a tank car manufacuter have announced they will no longer accept older-style tank cars for crude oil service, meaning those pre-CPC 1232 (Oct. 2011).

Irving Oil, PBF Energy, and Tesoro Refinery (as well as CP and CN Railways -see related post in STARS HazMat Alerts "In The News ") have all opted to no longer allow the use of DOT111 tank cars after specific dates later this year and have taken steps to ensure that their entire crude oil fleets are made up exclusively CPC 1232-compliant cars.

See NBC Article here.  See CBC article here.