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BNSF Railway boosts service to accommodate Bakken oil

Belgrade News -- BNSF Railway Co. said it has ramped up its operations to meet the anticipated demands of the Bakken oil boom by increasing its shipping capacity, hiring 560 workers in Montana and North Dakota and investing $197 million in projects in those states.
The railroad said it can now ship up to 1 million barrels of oil daily from western North Dakota and eastern Montana, which is up from the current daily average of 243,500 barrels. Oil from the Bakken patch is shipped to the East, West and Gulf coasts, the Midwest and to Canada, BNSF spokeswoman Krista York-Woolley said Wednesday.

Dave Garin, BNSF group vice president for industrial products, said the rail company increased annual shipments of Bakken crude from 1.3 million barrels in fiscal year 2008 to 88.9 million barrels in fiscal year 2012


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Submitted Sep 08, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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remay
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Gotta take advantage of the opportunities...
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:32:11 PM


Good positive article BurntOrange....Thanks for posting!
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 6:16:53 PM

FuelishGuy wrote: "I would say shipping oil by rail is inherently riskier than by pipeline."

Riskier, yes, but not risky enough to avoid it. TankTrains transport a large amount of fuel and oil today and you don't hear much about it.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 3:03:22 PM

I would say shipping oil by rail is inherently riskier than by pipeline.
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bigmoo63 wrote: "And Obama's pal Buffett reaps the rewards."

And come 2013 Romney's friends the Koch brothers will reap rewards. Do you see a problem with that?
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 11:06:01 AM

Alrighty then
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And Obama's pal Buffett reaps the rewards.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 2:14:26 AM

at least someone is planning ahead
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 1:45:29 AM

.
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Lets not forget what has gone down...
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Did Buffett Help Obama Kill Keystone Pipeline to Reap Financial Gain?
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OH Bud....to think that you eat with that mouth too. Dangerous!
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Bacon oil?
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Good for oil companies. Nada for me.
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Better by rail thanby truck.
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:51:31 PM

BNSF Railway boosts service to accommodate Bakken oil and let's hope the railroads are maintained then other railroads where accidents have happened do to misaligned tracks.
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:43:24 PM

Good idea.
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This is a boon for Boone.
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If Mr. Obummer won't let us build pipelines, good for someone thinking of this. F%#* the Pres.
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:35:20 PM

This is a worse idea than the pipeline
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:34:28 PM

Good for them.
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Good
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:33:50 PM

yes
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You can always count on Obama helping his friends like Warren Buffet before the American people.
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Let me tell you... This is President Obama's fault too!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:30:55 PM

good we need jobs and oil
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Thank you for posting.
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I love the trains
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:24:03 PM

this seems more like a dog bites man story. They needed more capacity and they added it.
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:21:55 PM

Now... this is really good news!!!
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Good money while it's there.
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:14:32 PM

What happens when the world runs dry of oil and there is no more to pump from the ground?
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:14:12 PM

good news
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DO WHAT YOU GOOTA DO
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 5:11:56 PM

Let's hope the rails are better maintained than other railroads where accidents have happened because of misaligned track.
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great. get the economy moving in the right direction.
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 4:57:00 PM

Good news.
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good
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HOPE they don't get derailed!
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Drill Here.
Refine Here.
Sell Here.
Employ Here.
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I guess it's a start.
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Just hope they don't run off the rails.
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Good 4 them
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ok
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great
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Go for it!
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get working on it
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Just build a pipeline and get it over with.
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 4:30:23 PM

Ok.
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ok
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Looks like Warren Buffet knew what he was doing.
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