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North Dakota proposes rules to make its oil less volatile

, Nov 13 (Reuters) – North Dakota’s energy
regulators proposed standards on Thursday to remove volatile
elements from all crude oil produced in the state, part of a
response to concerns about the safety of crude-by-rail
transport.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple and the two other members of the North
Dakota Industrial Commission opted to delay approval until at
least December, however, but appeared likely to support the
spirit of the proposal: effectively requiring oil producers to
boost the temperature at which they heat crude oil to remove
propane, butane and other volatile elements.