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Exclusive: Bakken producers to push for status quo at crude oil hearing

By Ernest Scheyder

BISMARCK N.D. (Reuters) – Hess Corp and other major North Dakota oil producers will tell the state’s top energy regulators on Tuesday that existing field practices used to prepare Bakken crude for rail transport are safe and that tighter standards could actually do more harm than good.

The comments, to be delivered at a special hearing of the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC), come as federal, state and local officials grapple with how best to ensure the safe transport of the state’s crude oil, which has been linked to a string of fiery crude-by-rail explosions, including one last year in Quebec that killed 47 people.

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