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How the pipeline backlash gave a boost to oil exports by rail

(Source: Maclean's, June 4, 2014)

Anti-pipeline activists can thank themselves for the rail renaissance. The political backlash against pipelines that has blocked projects like Keystone XL and Northern Gateway effectively caused massive stockpiles of crude to build up in storage facilities in places like Cushing, Okla., last year. That drove down the price of Canadian crude, suddenly making the economics of transporting oil by rail—which can cost as much as three times more than pipeline but faces relatively little red tape—suddenly seem reasonable.

Full story: Maclean's

Thursday, June 05, 2014

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