Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Evolving rules and labels for Crude-by-Rail

Oil group wants highest-danger label for Bakken rail shipments

Aug 5, 2014  (Reuters) - A U.S. oil industry group is recommending that all crude shipped by rail from North Dakota's Bakken fields be labeled as the most-dangerous type of oil cargo, a designation that could hasten the use of new or upgraded tank cars....

... the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC)...also issued a series of recommendations following the study, however, including one urging oil-by-rail shippers to classify all Bakken crude oil as "Packing Group I" hazardous materials....

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