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'Micro refineries' a solution to oil-train woes, Williston-based energy firm says

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WASHINGTON -- A handful of small refineries in North Dakota could remove dangerous gas from oil train cargoes and make shipments from the state's productive Bakken shale area safer on the tracks, according to a company which has pitched the idea to regulators.

The proposal from Quantum Energy would strip propane and other volatile gas from North Dakota crude and send much of the remaining fuel to distant refineries.

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