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Washington governor signs safety bill to lower Bakken crude oil vapor pressure requirements

(Source: Bismarck Tribune, May 9, 2019)

BISMARCK, N.D. — The governor of Washington state signed a bill Thursday with new requirements for Bakken crude oil shipped by rail, setting up a likely legal battle with North Dakota. The bill requires Washington refineries and other facilities that offload or load crude oil from a rail car to meet lower vapor pressure standards than what North Dakota requires. The standard would take effect if the state has an increase in rail traffic or if new facilities are constructed. North Dakota ships about 150,000 barrels of crude oil a day by rail to refineries in Washington. The North Dakota Industrial Commission has said the state would likely sue the state of Washington over the bill, which commissioners believe violates interstate commerce law.

Full story: Bismarck Tribune

Friday, May 10, 2019

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