Exclusive: Oil sector not sharing information about rail cargoes: U.S. official

Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:35am EDT
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. oil sector is not sharing important information about oil-by-rail shipments sought by regulators seeking to prevent the kinds of fiery derailments that have occurred in recent months, according to the Department of Transportation.

"Despite the energy industry making assurances to DOT more than two months ago, we still lack data we requested and that energy stakeholders agreed to produce," a spokeswoman said.

"The overall and ongoing lack of cooperation is disappointing, slows progress, and certainly raises concerns."

(Reporting by Patrick Rucker)