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Bakken Crude More Dangerous
to Ship Than Other Oil, U.S. Says

Bloomberg News, by Angela Greiling Keane

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Posted By:addicted_to_coffee, 1/2/2014 2:23:13 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.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/2/2014 2:27:23 PM     (No. 9676952)

Brilliant idea, OP! Let´s hope someone tries to build one! s/o

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snapper451, 1/2/2014 2:30:31 PM     (No. 9676962)

It can not be done because the shipment by rail car is the payoff to Warren Buffett for his support of the "One".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hershey, 1/2/2014 2:36:57 PM     (No. 9676970)

Just another gummint obstacle to cheaper energy for those of us in the States that are paying through the nose for fuel....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/2/2014 2:41:47 PM     (No. 9676980)

Predictably this story is being reported in Washington State, where the anti job greenies flourish, as an example of how dangerous it is to ship oil by rail to the terminal. The part of the story they are carefully omitting is that the oil train had derailed -but-was not causing any trouble until another train crashed into it setting it on fire. Shipping oil by pipeline might be a good idea. Buffet is against shipment by road, contra to his interests.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: slab, 1/2/2014 2:47:32 PM     (No. 9676985)

#2 is correct, and let´s not forget our new Commerce Secretary Pritzker, from the Chicago family that owns Union Tank Car Co. It´s a twofer.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/2/2014 2:48:55 PM     (No. 9676989)

What a bunch of crapola. It is either more flammable and dangerous or it is not. And it can be successfully handled anyway.

The oil industry has been measuring and successfully dealing with variations in crude oils for over a century. This didn´t require months of study by bureaucrats to decide.

And even now they announce a "Preliminary Conclusion"?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JustRight, 1/2/2014 2:57:56 PM     (No. 9676996)

More dangerous then oil is the very volatile and inflammable product known as "ethanol".
Certainly hope the government safety administration goes after that one.

But I would not bet on it!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nerdowell, 1/2/2014 3:26:41 PM     (No. 9677028)

It must be pretty good oil.

After all, isn´t that stuff supposed to burn?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/2/2014 3:33:22 PM     (No. 9677033)

The only concern I can find in any article about this is flashpoint. I realize that flashpoints vary among crude oils depending on composition, but to say it´s "more flammable and therefore more dangerous" is to imply that it has the volatility of gasoline. Not true.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Democracy First, 1/2/2014 3:52:59 PM     (No. 9677060)

More Øbunghole anti-pipeline propaganda. Yes, the crony tes are shwling thru w Pritzker and Buffett set to reap hundreds of millions when nakken is shipped by rail. Cant wait to see val jar , killary and piglosi in prison jumpsuits. ( A guy can dream, can´t he?)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: absalom, 1/2/2014 3:54:15 PM     (No. 9677063)

#9 is correct. Viscosity is the key. This a regulator yapping, not a geologist or petrochemical engineer. Ignore this buffoon.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/2/2014 4:20:17 PM     (No. 9677099)

Bakken crude does have a bunch of light ends in it and a lot of propane.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jackburton, 1/2/2014 4:34:23 PM     (No. 9677116)

Yeah... two words:

Pipe..

..Line.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Grumpy Yee, 1/2/2014 6:29:52 PM     (No. 9677235)

Bite the bullet and build a refinery there. This will expand our ability to supply the northern states without the added shipping cost added.Since there have not been any new refineries added since the late 50´s. Time to get the newest built there.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: banditsdad, 1/2/2014 7:02:11 PM     (No. 9677289)

Not disagreeing with any of the posts but the XL pipe line probably would not have prevented either of these train wrecks. The pipe line runs north and south. The Quebec train was eastbound and the one this week was westbound. I agree with #14 but the chances of new refineries with this clown posse in power are less than slim to none.


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