Study: Bakken no greater transport risk than other light crudes

08/11/2014
The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) has released the final report on a study it commissioned to examine the characteristics of crude oil produced from the Bakken shale region. The third-party study, completed by Turner, Mason & Co., Dallas, and SGS Laboratories, indicates Bakken crude is similar to other North American light, sweet crudes and does not pose a greater risk to transport by rail than other crudes and transportation fuels, NDPC said. The final report follows preliminary results of the study presented in May (OGJ Online, May 20, 2014). Designed to better understand the safety aspects of moving Bakken crude by rail, the study came as a response to concerns raised by go...
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