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Bakken oil report findings released

Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media

A study funded by the North Dakota Petroleum Council has found that Bakken crude is not more dangerous than any other light, sweet crudes. The council is scheduled to present these findings to the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Wednesday. This extension of a report released in May also explained what practices are the most effective for treating, testing, and shipping of the crude. It also confirms that the test results remain consistent with other studies from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and the Federal Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

“The test results from this study are consistent with scientific data reported by the AFPM and PHMSA,” Petroleum Council vice president Kari Cutting said. “All of this data does not support the speculation that Bakken crude is more volatile or flammable than other light, sweet crudes.”

View the full report: North Dakota Petroleum Council

Read more at the Dickinson Press: Study from oil industry group says Bakken, other light crudes similar

Related: New NDIC Bakken Crude Study