Washington governor signs bill with new Bakken crude oil requirements

Washington state has a new law; crude oil imported through and to refineries in the state will need to be shipped at a vapor pressure level far lower than what North Dakota requires — if amounts exceed current levels or new facilities are built. In other words, the roughly 150,000 barrels per day headed West are grandfathered, but if there’s growth — the new regulations take effect. Amy Dalrymple has the full story on this policy that may impact decisions for North Dakota producers.

The law is expected to be challenged on concerns of interstate commerce violations.

This article was sourced from:

Amy Dalrymple, Bismarck Tribune


Josh Wolsky

Developer & Writer @TheMinot Voice, Fan of the Souris River, There's a lot to Savor about Minot. Fortunate to be a 'former' City Council member ;)

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