FRA probes possible safety flaws in crude oil transport
(Source: Bloomberg News, August 8, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Railroad Administration said it is investigating the safety of transporting crude oil by rail, including whether chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing are corroding tank cars. Regulators in a July 29 letter to the American Petroleum Institute, a Washington-based lobbying and standards-setting group for the oil and gas industry, said the chemical composition of the crude is sometimes misclassified at a lower hazard level, violating existing safety rules.
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