Canadian Oil Sand Crude by Rail
October 3, 2013 | Marketwatch
The Reuters story above shows that crude oil can be transported long distances by rail - from North Dakota to Philadelphia.
Another story on Marketwatch explains how rail could be used to transport Canadian oil sands crude if the Keystone XL pipeline is not built.
Changes in the Energy-by-Rail Mix
February 17, 2013 | UPI
Railroads revenues are dropping as electric power plants switch from coal to natural gas. However, the use of railroads to transport crude oil is rising. This is changing the geography of rail transport and also the types of rail cars that are needed.
Exxon to Move Oil Sand Crude by Rail?
February 4, 2014 | FuelFix.com
Exxon Mobil decided that they would build a rail terminal to transport between 100,000 and 250,000 barrels of oil sand crude per day out of the production location in Alberta, Canada.