Shell Moving Ahead On Oil Train Project For Puget Sound Refinery

Aug 29, 2013

On Thursday morning Shell Oil will be meeting with officials from a county in Washington state to talk about plans to build a rail extension to deliver oil from North Dakota to its refinery near Puget Sound.

Shell Oil wants to build a 5,500 foot-long rail extension to bring oil trains from the existing BNSF Railway line to their refinery in Anacortes, Wash., according to the pre-development meeting documents.

The tracks would enable up to six trains per week to deliver petroleum from the Bakken Oil Fields of North Dakota — trains measuring more than a mile in length.

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