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Oil industry Group Proposes Standards for Crude-Train Testing

The Associated Press reports that “the oil industry’s lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.”  

“As with earlier orders from the federal government, the industry standards leave it to individual companies to decide how often to test crude in order to gauge its danger.”  

“The American Petroleum Institute said the standards were crafted in cooperation with regulators and the rail industry.”