What’s worse than oil trains? Will liquified petroleum gas (LPG) trains be next? The UP railroad hopes so.

As we’ve previously reported, the U.S. Department of Transportation predicts there will be ten oil train derailments a year, many of which result in fires and explosions.

Lac-Mégantic rail disaster – Wikipedia

What will happen when we add highly compressed liquified petroleum gas (LPG) to the mix?  To learn more about Union Pacific’s application to carry LPG, and concerns about its safety, see

Union Pacific aims to be first railroad to haul liquefied natural gas