An industry-funded study concluded that the oil from the Bakken region doesn’t pose a greater risk to transport than other similar, types of crude.
The study is the most scientific analysis of the region’s crude so far, the North Dakota Petroleum Council said.
The group hopes the report allays fears that Bakken oil may be more prone to ignition — after a series of accidents involving rail shipments of the oil.
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Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
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Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.