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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:31:44 PM

Crude oil produced in North America’s Bakken region may be more flammable and therefore more dangerous to ship by rail than crude from other areas, a U.S. regulator said after studying the question for four months.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced its preliminary conclusion three days after a BNSF Railway Co. train carrying oil caught fire after a collision in Casselton, North Dakota.

The regulator “is reinforcing the requirement to properly test, characterize, classify, and where appropriate sufficiently degasify hazardous materials prior to and during transportation,” it said in a statement posted on its website today.

About three quarters of the oil produced in North Dakota is shipped by rail rather than pipeline.
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 12:51:51 PM

ok
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:18:25 PM

Bottom line, politics and money
DoctorV
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:08:26 PM

drpepperTX, I know, but that still isn't going to carry it to the destinations it's being railed to now. Enbridge has two pipes out of North Dakota connected to its mainline down to Chicago. Still, something like 60% of the region's oil is shipped by rail. ONEOK proposed in 2012 to build a Bakken-Cushing pipeline (at a cost of about $1.1 million/mile) and canceled the project due to lack of interest:

"In November 2012, ONEOK Partners, L.P. announced that it did not receive sufficient long-term transportation commitments during its recently concluded open season for the Bakken Crude Express Pipeline. As a result, the partnership has elected not to proceed with plans to construct the pipeline.

"The Bakken Crude Express Pipeline would have been a 1,300-mile, crude-oil pipeline with the capacity to transport 200,000 barrels per day of light-sweet crude oil from multiple points in the Williston Basin in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana to the crude-oil market hub in Cushing, Okla."
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:51:05 PM

that not good. watch and see.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:35:17 PM

ANYONE SHIPPING BAKKEN CRUDE SHOULD BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DOING IT IN A SAFE MANNER & USING SAFE, UP-YO DATE EQUIPMENT. THE GOVERNOR OF NORTH DAKOTA SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTIONS ORIGINATING IN HIS STATE !!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:10:50 PM

'Might be'? IS more dangerous.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:54:49 PM

That's right DoctorV and part of that answer lies in the KXL that Obamamama keeps pushing to the back burner to appease the Eco-imperialists.

The infrastructure planned for KXL by TransCanada includes access points for Bakken crude. One sits near the Bakken in Montana and would accept up to 100,000 barrels per day.
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:52:18 PM

So build XL.
endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:41:52 PM

Another drawback to fracking.
melekali
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:39:57 PM

There's danger no matter what you do, but pipelines are probably less dangerous (until they spill in your yard).
DoctorV
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:19:41 PM

Pipelines are the answer. Now go to the bank and see if you can get money to build one.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:17:54 PM

more pipelines seems to be the answer
BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:00:50 PM

Then don't ship it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
djwhit
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:55:50 PM

THE PIPLELINE IS THE BEST WAY.........
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:48:10 PM

greed
1GhettoWhipper
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:37:59 PM

just raise the insurance
cost to ship this 'more
dangerous crude'........
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