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Oil Shipments by Rail now Equal – East and West Coasts

during Wednesday's unveiling of the new UND Fighting Hawks logo at the High Performance Center. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

October 15, 2016 | Bakken Today | An estimated 350,000 barrels per day left the Bakken by rail in July, said North Dakota Pipeline Authority Director Justin Kringstad.

The top destination for Bakken crude-by-rail shipments had been East Coast refineries, but in July the East and West coasts each received about 42 percent of Bakken rail shipments. Kringstad attributed the shift to market prices.

Overall, about 32 percent of North Dakota oil was shipped by rail in July, compared with 59 percent that was transported by pipeline, Kringstad said.

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