U.S. says energy companies not sharing test data on Bakken oil

The Transportation Department says only three companies - Exxon Mobil (XOM), Continental Resources (CLR) and Savage Services - have voluntarily turned over data on the physical characteristics of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota, despite requests for the information dating back to January.

The government is seeking data on Bakken crude after a series of railroad accidents in which oil exploded; historically, crude hasn't erupted into fireballs, raising questions about the composition of the oil from the Bakken.

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  • jwanebo
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    We're from the IRS and here to help you.............sound familiar? Intimidation and badgering are the persuasion tools used by Adm. to threaten transportation of oil through the Dept of Trans. Why would anyone want to cooperate with such a punitive focused Adm. and agency? Perhaps an energy policy would be a start for the oil future of deliverables in the most economically and safest manner? Pipeline vs rail debate might be a worthwhile exercise.
    2 May 2014, 05:52 PM Reply Like
  • tomlos
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    The oil from the Bakken contains... ready for it... get ready........ crude oil..
    3 May 2014, 08:14 AM Reply Like
  • CoSyBob
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    Can't they just buy some ?
    3 May 2014, 03:37 PM Reply Like
  • glf4mny
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    Oh, Bakken crude. Everyone who has studied geology knows about the pesky
    dinosaurs from that region. I'm certain that's the cause or maybe it's the Canadians.
    3 May 2014, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • ellaruth
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    Could light high grade oil with natural gas content contribute to the fireballs?


    One thing that I notice about todays EPA and the left is that they probably would have recommended surrender to Hitler in 1941 and 1942. Why, tankers and freighters often became roman candles at night on the Atlantic shoreline and the Gulf of Mexico, as Nazi submarines turned most nights into major oil spills, hazardous waste releases and massive firework displays.


    It's too bad that FDR didn't have Al Gore, Barrack Obama and John Kerry's knowledge of Global Warming. We could have surrendered to Adolf, HIro and Benito.


    Well at least we know now.
    5 May 2014, 12:39 AM Reply Like
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