Chicago at Heart of Crude Oil Shimpents

By | April 20, 2015

from the Chicago Tribune : “More highly volatile crude oil passes through the Midwest, specifically the Chicago area, via railroad tank cars than anywhere else in the country, according to newly released data from the federal government. The latest information on crude-oil-by-rail movements, the government’s first accounting of such shipments, showed that 437,000 barrels of Bakken shale crude oil were shipped daily in January from North Dakota to East Coast refineries.” – previous estimates were 40 bomb trains per week for Chicago, and around 190 trains per week for the larger metro region — although we are unsure of these numbers.

see more in the Tribune article here

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