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Listen: A crude by any other name, and the US offshore lease sale

This week, Brian Scheid and Herman Wang play a couple of rounds of Name That Crude in an attempt to figure out the exact qualities of Bakken crude, a question that the North Dakota Industrial Commission will review during a hearing September 23.


Then the Platts senior oil news reporters review the results of the federal August oil and natural gas lease sale in the Western Gulf of Mexico and explain why the high bids were so much lower than in years past.


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