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Industrial Commission to Hold Hearing on Best Practices, Rules for Bakken Crude Transported by Rail

Engineering firm Turner, Mason and Company explained their findings from an industry-funded study on the volatility of Bakken crude oil to North Dakota’s Industrial Commission this week. The $400,000 study found that the boiling point for Bakken crude falls within the normal range for light crude, after samples were drawn from several well sites and rail terminal facilities. Another study conducted by U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration showed that Bakken crude is more volatile. The Industrial Commission plans to hold a formal hearing on potential best practices and regulations for ensuring the safe transport of Bakken crude oil. Read more in the Bismarck Tribune.

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