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Vapor pressure of crude oil in Oregon rail accident below state caps -FRA


Monday, 6 Jun 2016 

The vapor pressure of the crude oil in Friday's train derailment in Oregon was in compliance with new state regulations enacted last year, a Federal Railroad Administration spokesman confirmed Monday. : A Union Pacific Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames near Mosier, Oregon on Friday. A total of 16 cars of the 96-car train derailed. [nL1N18V1UE] . The vapor pressure of the crude oil on the train was 9.2 pounds per square inch (psi), below the cap of 13.7 psi established by state regulators in April 2015. . High vapor pressure has been identified as a possible factor in the fireball explosions. (Reporting By Jarrett Renshaw) ((jarrett.renshaw@thomsonreuters.com;)(646)(223-6193;)).