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Bismarck Tribune Photo by Tom Stromme Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, far right, answers a question regarding increased traffic in North Dakota’s oil patch at the Quadrennial Energy Review public stakeholder meeting in Bismarck on Friday afternoon. Also shown from left are Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Rep. Kevin Cramer, John P. Holden, assistant to the President for science and technology and Governor Jack Dalrymple.

‘High risk for Bakken:’ Officials hedge answer on whether ND crude more volatile than other crudes

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BISMARCK – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday that crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation isn’t being singled out from other crudes in proposed new tank car standards, but he didn’t say definitively whether the Department of Transportation believes it’s more volatile than other light, sweet crudes.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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