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Press Photo by April Baumgarten Oil rail cars wait to be hooked up near the State Avenue railroad crossing in Dickinson. Oil-by-rail shippers are refusing to share data, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday.

Off track: Oil-by-rail sector mostly ignoring call for data, US officials say

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Few oil-by-rail shippers have heeded calls for information to prevent dangerous mishaps on the tracks, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Friday as it named the three companies it said have cooperated.

Testing data has so far been tallied from ExxonMobil, Continental Resources Inc. and Savage Companies, the agency said.

Several other companies on Friday said that they would respond or had given data to DOT officials in North Dakota.

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