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Oil companies say SPR crude was contaminated

Several oil companies, including Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil and PetroChina, say that crude oil cargoes they bought from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve last year were tainted with hydrogen sulfide, a toxic gas that in some cases exceeded safety levels by a factor of 250. Hydrogen sulfide is very dangerous for people and can also corrode refineries and pipelines.

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