Bakken similar to other light crudes, study for NDPC finds

05/26/2014
Bakken crude oil is similar to other North American light, sweet grades and does not pose a greater rail transportation risk than other transportation fuels, a study commissioned by the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) concluded. The study by Turner, Mason & Co., a Dallas consulting engineering firm, also showed that Bakken crude is consistent throughout the basin with only minor geographic variability in gravity, NDPC said as it released the findings on May 20. "This is the third independent study to confirm that Bakken crude does not significantly differ from other crude oils and poses no greater risks than other flammable liquids authorized for rail transport," said ...
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