Law expected to disrupt 150,000-200,000 b/d of crude-by-rail movement Petition may start state, federal jurisdictional fight over crude transport Nearly 16 million barrels of Bakken crude shipped through Washington in Q1 Houston — North Dakota is expected to ask the federal government to block the state of Washington from enforcing a crude-by-rail law forecast to keep as much as 200,000 b/d of Bakken crude from reaching Puget Sound refineries, the state’s top oil and natural gas regulator said Tuesday.  North Dakota’s Industrial Commission will vote Wednesday to petition the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to use its federal preemption authority and claim jurisdiction over crude-by-rail through Washington, said Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources. “PHMSA has full regulatory authority over crude-by-rail shipments and what’s considered hazardous and what’s not […]