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Railroads filling the void as oil pipeline falls short

(Source: New York Times, April 13, 2014)

NEW YORK -- As shale fields scattered across the Midwest and West Texas produce millions of barrels of crude oil, energy companies are finding the national pipeline network insufficient to transport their output. Railroads are increasingly picking up the slack, and Jefferson Energy Companies, based in The Woodlands, is one of several companies investing millions of dollars to help transport crude by rail, a business that was nearly nonexistent just five years ago.

Full story: New York Times

Monday, April 14, 2014

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