UPDATE 2-North Dakota aims to nearly double pipeline capacity -governor

Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:27pm EDT

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rschalow wrote:
North Dakota & Country Prepare for Casualties…Opt Not to Bother Bakken Producers With Silly Request

North Dakota Bakken producers need to be forced to bring the amount of explosive gases in the crude down to the lowest possible level before shipping it by rail; and the State needs to check the volatility of the oil in each Tanker car before the train wheels turn a full revolution, to ensure it’s been done properly.

Send the bill to the North Dakota Petroleum Council, and let them divvy up the cost to their members.

It seems that our politicians, and State officials, are more than willing to put all of the onus on the railroads, the out-dated tankers (new “safer” Model CPC-1232′s cracked open in Lynchburg going 24 mph), and our first responders, without even considering the contents of the tanker cars that keep exploding. Heaven forbid anyone look cross-eyed at the oil industry, and expect them to lift a finger to help limit the death and destruction caused by the next Bakken oil train derailment.

Are we seriously willing to accept casualties, just so big oil isn’t inconvenienced in any way? So far, yes.

“The exercise dealt with the derailment and explosion of crude oil train cars in Bismarck and in Fargo, with more than 60 fatalities, said Red Cross Regional Disaster Officer Tom Tezel.” – See more at: http://www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article/id/19629/#sthash.qSU5OimV.dpuf

The Reid Vapor Pressure of Bakken Crude Oil

Jun 24, 2014 3:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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