Crude-by-rail bill passes Washington House but with big change

The state of Washington’s legislature has been contemplating a bill that would require all oil delivered to the state’s refineries to be shipped with a vapor pressure below 9 psi. It’s a big deal for North Dakota oil producers because a lot of our oil goes west, and we don’t require vapor pressure to be that low.

The bill has passed the Washington House of Representatives, but with a new clause that would see it take effect only if the refiners off-load 10% more crude than they did in January of 2018.  Get the full story from S&P Global in the link below.

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Brian Scheid, S&P Global

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Josh Wolsky is a Minot native and developer of the Minot Voice. He is also actively involved the Friends of the Souris River and all efforts to #MakeMinot. He also had the recent misfortune of being elected to Minot's City Council.

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