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Press Photo by Dustin Monke The Bakken Oil Express west of Dickinson is seen March 7. Chris Lewis, the general manager of the facility, said an oil-fueled explosion caused by a train derailment is unlikely to happen in southwest North Dakota.

Quebec-like tragedy unlikely in southwest ND

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Could an oil-fueled train explosion like the one last weekend in eastern Canada happen in Dickinson?

The short answer from one western North Dakota rail transport export is no. But much is likely to be learned in the coming weeks and months about what happened to cause a massive train derailment and explosion in a Quebec town on Saturday.


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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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