Increased crude by rail transportation in North America

According to the US Energy Information Administration EIA crude by rail has become an increasingly popular transportation method for US producers over the past few years. Producers in North Dakota in particular have used rail to ship crude oil to refineries and midstream companies at newly built unloading terminals on the East Coast and West Coast.The number of rail carloads of crude oil began to rise in 2012, as production in the Bakken shale and other shale plays grew. According to the North Dakota Pipeline Authority, Bakken rail outflow capacity totaled 965 000 bpd at the end of 2013, compared to 515 000 bpd of pipeline capacity.

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