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Photo Courtesy of William Hejl Fire erupts after trains, one of them transporting crude oil, collided west of Casselton on Dec. 30.

Study of oil from deadly derailment points to Bakken crude’s volatility; more research is on the way

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WILLISTON — On July 6 last year, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in Quebec. It rolled backward down the hill, derailing and crashing into a small town, with railcars bursting into flames, killing 47 people.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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