The Effect of Crude-by-Rail on Refining and Logistics

April 4, 2014 By

On April 25th, Dave Hackett delivered a presentation at the 2014 AFPM Annual Meeting entitled The Effect of Crude-by-Rail on Refining and Logistics. Everyone in the crude oil supply chain is interested in crude-by-rail (CBR), but there are problems that have to be solved.  Crude oil production in the Mid Continent has run way ahead of infrastructure. CBR is helping to keep the supply flowing to refining centers, reducing dependence on foreign imports. But all the stakeholders need to work together to overcome the challenges. This presentation on CBR lays out the benefits and challenges of delivering Mid Continent crude oil to refining centers on the East, West and Gulf Coasts.