Wayzata firm to expand N.D. rail terminal for Bakken crude oil

  • Article by: Justin Miller , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 15, 2013 - 8:46 PM

Dakota Plains Holdings of Wayzata and a partner are spending $50 million to build looped tracks to rapidly load trains.

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essmo2Mar. 15, 1311:50 PM

I certainly hope the graphic in the article is a misprint. Looks like a big loop around with no outlet to anywhere

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marcymmbMar. 16, 13 6:33 AM

Jobs jobs jobs, It looks like ND knows how to produce jobs.

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murphydogMar. 16, 13 6:56 AM

essmo2 -- My thought exactly, maybe that would keep the oil here instead of shipping it to the world market.

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rathman11Mar. 16, 1310:07 AM

essmo2, if you look closely there is an outlet on the top right corner of the image. It is very faint, but it is there.

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teddygMar. 16, 1310:56 AM

Yes, there is a ingress/egress at the top right. But the way its drawn, the train will have two pushers and one puller for the trip east, which is never a good idea for a unit train.

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smarterthanuMar. 16, 1311:57 AM

North Dakota doesn't "know" how to produce jobs any more than northern Minnesota knows how to have taconite deposits.

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jd55604Mar. 16, 13 2:54 PM

This is nothing but a government induced malinvestment caused by our government's role in blocking an efficient and privately funded pipeline. Obama's friend Warren Buffet and his BNSF railroad stand to make a lot of money with all of this tanker car traffic.

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Rob7304Mar. 16, 13 2:55 PM

Rail is a poor 2nd choice to the Keystone pipeline which was to carry ND oil as well as Alberta oil. About 25% capacity was for ND oil. The analogy to MN taconite is wrong. The correct anlogy is ND is using new technolgy to bring new oil supplies to market. Whereas MN is not using new tech or any tech to bring new gold, copper and silver to market. The diff being a difference of government. Apparently Dayton and his ilk only like government job growth.

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george13Mar. 16, 13 4:46 PM

The analogy to Minnesota taconite is spot on. Minnesota taconite producers are using the best and latest technology both in extraction and processing, just like North Dakota oil producers. And both taconite and oil are highly favored by the respective state governments.

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