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Maryland General Assembly
Crude oil continues to flow through Maryland amid debate about safety

Increasing worry about crude oil shipments through Maryland in recent years by state lawmakers, environmental activists and local residents has done little to slow those shipments down. Axeon Speciality Products moved nearly 57 million gallons of crude oil by rail through the state in the fiscal year ended June 30, up from the 53.4 million gallons it moved under a previous corporate structure in fiscal 2013 and the zero gallons it moved in 2012 and 2011, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment's Oil Control Program. Axeon, an asphalt refining company, has brought crude through Baltimore to a Patapsco River terminal in Fairfield near Interstate 895 for transport by...