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Published June 19, 2012, 09:49 AM

North Dakota's railed oil capacity jumps 55 percent in June

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota' s capacity to export crude oil by rail has jumped about 55 percent in June.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota' s capacity to export crude oil by rail has jumped about 55 percent in June.

The increase comes with two new loading facilities in western North Dakota's oil patch.

Musket Corp. increased capacity at its crude-to-rail facility at Dore from 10,000 barrels to 60,000 barrel per day. And Rangeland Energy says its new facility near Epping has at least 120,000 barrels of daily shipping capacity

North Dakota Pipeline Authority Director Justin Kringstad says the two terminals bring to 17 the number of facilities built since 2008 to move crude to markets not served by pipelines.

Kringstad says the state now has the ability to ship about 470,000 barrels of oil daily by rail. He says that number could increase to 710,000 barrels by year's end.

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