Skip to comments.Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm: Bakken oil threatened by safety missteps
Posted on 05/23/2014 3:14:34 AM PDT by T-Bird45
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BISMARCK, N.D. The godfather of North Dakotas present oil bonanza predicted the states crude production will double to 2 million barrels daily by decades end, but warned industry officials Thursday that future safety missteps would threaten that.
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Moving and producing hazardous material, is by definition, hazardous.
We do need to keep improving safety. And production booms usually find the points the safety is lacking.
Nearly all safety rules are written in blood. Often many people were hurt and/or killed before that rule became fixed in place.
The onus here should be on railroad safety.
Note, no big headlines when tank cars of Ethanol derail and explode. But, then, that ethanol is required by the government to mix in your fuel.
When I was a kid, it was ‘hazardous’ (by today’s wimpy standards) to shovel the manure out of the gutter behind the dairy cows we had.
That was in the 50’s. I am now 74 & still kicking.
Which is why all those reports compared it to heavy oil. True statements, completely misleading, but true.
The point is, that no matter which designation the oil had, it would have been shipped on tank cars jut like the ones used, per DOT specs.
Agreed. The DOT-111 need to be phased out. The original design is no longer built but there are a lot of them still in service.
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