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Listen: Bakken oil producers face regulations that could rain on their parade

North Dakota oil producers are finding themselves in a tough spot, caught between calls for stabilizing crude for transportation safety and mandates to cut down on natural gas flaring in the Bakken. As Platts senior oil editors Brian Scheid and Herman Wang explain, with the help of some Barbra Streisand songs, this safety versus environment showdown is an unintended consequence in a more closely scrutinized US oil boom.


Check back every Monday for the latest analysis of US oil policy
news from leading Platts editors covering the Capitol. E-mail the editors at brian.scheid@platts.com and herman.wang@platts.com.


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