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N.D. regulators consider oil stabilization policy

September 26|The Columbian|Most Clark County residents don’t pay close attention to the North Dakota Industrial Commission. But the three-member regulatory body has the authority to influence something increasingly familiar to Southwest Washington and the Northwest: oil trains.

The commission this week heard testimony on whether crude oil extracted from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields should be “stabilized” before it’s transported by rail, and whether the process would make it safer. Stabilization strips flammable natural gas liquids from the oil, reducing its volatility, advocates argue.

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