U.S. modifies testing order on Bakken oil rail shipments
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday modified rules governing the testing of crude transported by rail from North Dakota.
The agency said that tests, required to enforce safety standards, must be conducted to determine the flash point and boiling point of crude oil cargoes shipped from the Bakken shale, clarifying the specific testing requirements laid out in an emergency order on Feb. 25.
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