BNSF brings 103-unit train carrying crude to Tacoma, Wash.

11/26/2012 | News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.), The

The recent arrival of petroleum shipments in Tacoma, Wash., via BNSF's 103-unit train, and a new $8 million rail yard in the city, signal the beginning of crude-by-rail shipping in the area. Railroads are substituting for pipelines to ship crude oil from energy fields in states such as Montana, North Dakota and Texas, as trains can respond quickly to demand brought by the oil boom, writes John Gillie.

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