Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bakken Rail Transport Update

Most recent update - 4/23/2014

new According to a new EnergyWire report, rail shippers are not required to submit emergency response plans to the Federal Railroad Administration for monitoring and review unless they use tank cars with a capacity of 42,000 gallons or more. The report points out there currently are no tankers of that size hauling crude and that just five such cars exist nationwide. Shippers using smaller tankers are required to maintain basic emergency response plans in their own files, but, according to the report, the government does not review or monitor those plans. more

new The U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx plans to meet this week with Casselton officials to discuss the oil train derailment that occurred near the eastern North Dakota community last December.  Foxx is slated to meet with local leaders on Thursday and provide an update on efforts to improve rail safety. more

new A report in the StarTribune highlights the possible effect of recent legislation enacted in Canada that imposes surcharges on rail shippers using older tank cars to transport crude oil. Official notes from a March 19 meeting with the administrator and top officials of the U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration suggest that some in the rail industry believe the Canadian policy will lead Canadian shippers to purchase newer, reinforced tankers and send the older cars to the U.S. where similar legislation governing tank cars has not yet been enacted. more

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Crude Oil Export Options
Source: North Dakota Pipeline Authority

Oil Table 11-7-2013

Rail Estimate 11-15-2013

Source: North Dakota Pipeline Authority

Rail Loading Map...The North Dakota Pipeline Authority has released a new map that indicates the locations of twenty-two crude oil loading facilities in North Dakota (see link below). The capabilities of the facilities range in size from a handful of tank cars to 100+ tank cars loaded per day. The map also includes an outline of the Bakken and Three Forks formations and all active wells from October 2012.

North Dakota rail loading facilities map


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