When oil goes boom: Pipeline advocates say Quebec railroad disaster involving ND crude points to need for Keystone XL
By Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service
WILLISTON — The Bakken crude involved in the deadly train derailment and explosion in Quebec represents only a fraction of the oil shipped by rail from North Dakota each day.
About 675,000 barrels of Bakken crude leaves North Dakota rail facilities daily, according to the most recent figures from Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority.
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