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U.S. scrutiny of oil train shipments spotlights flawed crude tests

(Source: Reuters, March 3, 2014)

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- A U.S. emergency order to test oil shipped by rail highlights what many industry officials have long said is a flawed method for testing the volatility of types of oil that have been involved in several fiery train derailments in the last year. The order did not specify the frequency or method for such tests, leading to complaints about how shippers could comply.

Full story: Reuters

Monday, March 03, 2014

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