Dakota Plains has started construction on the Pioneer Project. The expansion of the New Town rail facility will increase throughput capacity from 30,000 b/d to 80,000 b/d.
Once complete, the facility will include:
- Two 8,300 ft loop tracks, with each capable of handling 120 car unit trains
- Ten tank car load out building
- Two 90,000 barrel storage tank (180,000 bbls)
- Ten truck stations
- Five pipeline interconnections.
World Fuel Services Senior Vice President, Supply and Trading, Mr. Carlos Cuervo said: "The Pioneer Project will further expand our Bakken crude oil marketing capabilities. We are excited to be playing a major role in expediting this project."
The facility will utilize a total of 192 acres and is designed with the ability to expand to 270,000 bbls of storage. The site has four existing, 2,500 ft tracks that will be used for inbound oilfield supplies, such as sand and fuel.
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