BAKKEN SHALE: Industry group kick-starts examination of region's crude Saqib Rahim, E&E reporter Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 An oil industry group has hired experts to study whether crude from the Bakken Shale has unusually dangerous properties. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.