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There’s Crude Oil And There’s Crude Oil

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Bracewell’s Bob Nichols takes a look at how government rules stipulate obligations and costs for information on differing crude oil streams in the June edition of Hart Energy’s Midstream Business magazine.

While industry representatives have taken issue with many of the concerns about Bakken crude, the fact remains that crude from distinct sources can differ in significant respects.

Importantly, the guidance of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to indicate that producers and distributors of petroleum have an obligation under the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to provide downstream recipients with a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for crude.

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