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Tanker Carrying Bakken Oil to Canadian Refinery Runs Aground

The first oil tanker carrying Bakken crude to Irving Oil Corp.’s refinery in Canada from Albany, New York, ran aground in the Hudson River, delaying the first of what is expected to be many voyages on the route.

No oil spilled from the Stena Primorsk, which was loaded with about 11.7 million gallons (279,000 barrels) of crude, said Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson, a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard, updating an earlier estimate of 6 million gallons. The accident occurred about 10 miles south of Albany at about 7 a.m., Swanson said.