US warns of fire-prone Bakken crude

Crude by rail: US taking a fresh look at charaterisation and transport safety of Bakken oil following incidents like lethal crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec

US transportation regulators are warning that light sweet crude from the Bakken shale play may be "more flammable" than other oil cargoes in the wake of several major recent fires and derailments of crude trains.


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