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Railroads Are on a Fast Track, Thanks to Bakken Oil

CNBC -- Among the biggest beneficiaries of the demand for transport of crude oil out of North Dakota’s Bakken shale region are the owners of the two main rail links to the region, Canadian Pacific Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

The companies are exploiting the lack of pipeline capacity needed to ship the region’s rapidly growing production of crude to refineries thousands of miles away, and that demand is serving to more than offset expected weakness from their shipment of agricultural products due to the drought and lower coal shipments as utilities shift to burning the cheaper natural gas.Oil production from the 200,000-square-mile Bakken basin, which extends into Montana and southern Canada, is skyrocketing, thanks in part ..


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Submitted Sep 06, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 4:19:15 PM

And Trucks are not?
sparky808
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 1:44:18 PM

Thank you for posting.
IrishCowboy
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 9:19:19 AM

Hmmm, so who benefits of projects like Keystone get stymied?
dr047
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 6:17:30 AM


It doesn't matter - Refineries can't handle what they have now.
comprof
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 1:47:19 AM

Just political garbage.
afghaned
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 1:10:13 AM

People worry about pipeline leaks. Just think, a rolling disaster possibly coming to your neighbourhood if they have an accident or terrorist attack.
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:31:40 AM

Jobs creation.
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:23:47 AM

clermont40miles wrote: "Warren Buffett is lapping up the profits.
BHO & Co. crony."

Come January you will have the Koch brothers cronies lapping up the profits. I don't see a big difference.
TustinDad
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:22:00 AM

firefly09 wrote: "Used to be Trains, now more planes. Are we going backwards now?"

Depends on what you are transporting. It is kind of difficult to transport bulk crude oil on a plane, don't you think? And with the idiocies of TSA more and more people are going by train for short to medium distances. Just see how full the trains on eht East Coast are.

[Edited by: TustinDad at 9/7/2012 12:22:21 AM EST]
rahcat
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:08:03 AM

Anyway to get the oil to the refineries.
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:07:48 AM

Used to be Trains, now more planes. Are we going backwards now?
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:06:45 AM

Less trucks on the road.
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Bound For Glory.
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:05:49 AM

Any way around the pipeline controversy.
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:05:21 AM

Good news for the railroads.
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:01:13 AM

Trains rock!
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:59:15 PM

Cheaper way to travel and maybe not have to deal with TSA
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:58:14 PM

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway? Doesn't he have enough money yet?
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:53:28 PM

OH NO!! Not Buffet. Is he still alive?
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:53:05 PM

Warren Buffett is lapping up the profits.

BHO & Co. crony.

At least a product is produced.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:52:21 PM

gas prices?
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:50:23 PM

Somebody is working, this is good.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:48:20 PM

ok....
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:48:20 PM

The more US oil the better... OPEC can KISS OFF...
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:46:06 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:42:14 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:42:05 PM

How about a pipeline?
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:41:04 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:40:42 PM

cheapest way to ship freight, by a long shot - let's start supporting rail systems
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:38:12 PM

rr= more of your tax dollars..
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:37:33 PM

Trains are an underutilized form of transportation in America. We should be encouraging the use of the rails for passengers and freight.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:34:02 PM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:33:16 PM

now know why pipeline will not be built
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:31:43 PM

I think this is so good
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:29:29 PM

Fast track, but going the wrong way.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:28:39 PM

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway know how to make money.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:27:32 PM

Railroads could be used more. As the cost of fuel goes up, trains can pull a lot more weight than trucks per gallon.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:25:38 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:25:30 PM

ToolinIt wrote: "Oh, I forgot that the steel industry in the US was shut down due to outsourcing to overseas due to the EPA regs. The EPA was given way too much power and has eliminated hundreds of thousands of jobs in the US. I know a lot of machinists that lost their jobs due to the EPA - they had to file bankruptcy because their machines cost a lot of money."

You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, do you?
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:25:17 PM

Yeah, I hope so too OOXXFF.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:24:52 PM

Good for them!
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:24:15 PM

I also enjoyed the play on words "Fast Track". We need to find other ways to make the same protest Bakken is makin'! I am getting sick and tired of paying for foreign oil when we have loads and loads of oil right here in North America. Obama and the left be damned! Those who are standing in the way of processing, piping and using our own petroleum products should be shot (or at least voted out of office!!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:24:08 PM

Very nice...!
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:24:07 PM

They should profit from it as they venture into this situation. Good for them.
TustinDad
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:23:18 PM

OOXXFF wrote: "I hope the railroad owners are not using their monopoly to gouge."

There is no monopoly.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:23:04 PM

Sure; Warren Buffet is enjoying this. The old man is trying to play catchup to Bill Gates again. Forget about all of us "common folks" (people of the dirt).
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:21:51 PM

I hope the railroad owners are not using their monopoly to gouge.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:20:41 PM

amazing how private industry is creating jobs
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:20:17 PM

yup lots of profits there how giving some back
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:17:04 PM

fast track
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0k
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