We safely operate eight crude-by-rail terminals throughout the United States, and are focused on their safety and the safety of the communities in which they reside.

Our Rail Safety Measures

  • Plains All American Pipeline actively monitors rail regulatory and safety requirements to ensure we remain in compliance.
  • Plains is actively involved in the ongoing discussions regarding best practices and regulatory enhancements for the movement of crude by rail with the intent to provide the safest operations to our employees and contractors, the community and the environment, and will comply with any new applicable rail car standards that are passed.
  • Plains unloads trains from the bottom valve of the railcars using a closed system.
  • Product is tested periodically at our loading terminals to ensure all our trains have the proper HAZMAT classification. Rail coordinators input the product classification on the Bill Of Ladings based on the test results.