Dakota Gold Transfer to build crude terminal in Bakken Shale play
Dakota Gold Transfer announced plans Tuesday to build a crude transload facility in Mountrail, North Dakota, the most recent infrastructure project in the ever-growing Bakken Shale play.
The terminal, expected to come online in the second half of 2015, will have an initial storage capacity of 300,000 barrels, but will be expanded to 600,000 barrels, the company said. The facility will be able to handle crude shipments via rail and pipe.
Crude-by-rail throughput capacity will be 70,000 b/d, served by Canadian Pacific Railway.
"The terminal's design includes two loop tracks with storage for one to two additional trains on the private rail spur, a covered loading barn, a 14-arm system capable of loading a unit train in approximately 14 hours, 15 truck unloading bays and three 103,000-barre
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