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Regulator: US will have answers in weeks on recent railroad mishaps

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WASHINGTON - Officials should know within weeks whether oil companies in North Dakota are properly testing and labeling the kinds of crude-by-rail shipments involved in a recent string of explosive accidents, a U.S. regulator told Reuters.

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In recent weeks, regulators have sampled crude oil at wellheads and train loading stations to try and understand why that fuel seems more prone to explode than other types of crude.

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