Federal emergency order says oil shipments must meet more stringent shipping rules

  • by: JOAN LOWY , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 25, 2014 - 5:58 PM

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators issued an emergency order Tuesday requiring more stringent testing of crude oil before shipment by rail to determine how susceptible the cargo is to explosion or fire, a response to a string of train accidents since last summer involving oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana.

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