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Press Photo by April Baumgarten A train carrying oil rolls down the tracks on July 7 west of South Heart.

Oil trains, born of U.S. energy boom, face test in new safety rules

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WASHINGTON - North Dakota's Bakken Oil Patch has thrived thanks in large part to the once-niche business of hauling fuel on U.S. rail tracks. New safety rules may now test the oil train model.

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