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Crude-by-Rail: Bakken and Niobrara

By Infonex

Jun 15, 2014

Conference designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the crude-by-rail industry.


INFONEX’s Crude-by-Rail: Bakken and Niobrara conference in Denver on September 15-16th will bring together key players from the crude oil supply chain to examine regulatory developments, crude-by-rail markets and economics, rail networks and destinations, and other critical issues in the industry.


Rail has facilitated the rapid development of the Bakken oil industry and allowed crude to get to market efficiently and cost-effectively. New government regulations however have made moving crude on rail more complex. New testing requirements will increase costs and turnaround times.


Some states and cities have put temporary bans on Bakken crude, and others have required that trains alter their routes to avoid urban areas. Regulations like these will ultimately increase costs but rail will continue to be a viable option for transporting Bakken crude. The Niobrara region is increasingly using rail to transport crude as well, and new transloading facilities are being developed as production increases.


This conference has been designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the crude-by-rail industry, and at the same time give you opportunities to network and make connections. Our faculty of leading experts will give advice on how to ensure operations are in compliance with new government requirements and expectations.


Our speakers will provide insights into the economics of crude-by-rail along with pricing dynamics and production forecasts. Speakers from every link in the crude-by-rail supply chain will explore the markets for Bakken and Niobrara crude and the many options available for getting crude to market.


Key topics include:


  • Explore developments in crude-by-rail destinations and opportunities in new markets
  • Adapt to new regulations that affect the crude-by-rail industry
  • Monitor Bakken and Niobrara production forecasts
  • Analyse the impact of government regulations on the costs and viability of crude-by-rail
  • Examine downstream markets trends and appetites
  • Penetrate the tank car market and hear best practices in tank car procurement
  • Hear updates on transload facility development and capacity
  • Review status of new pipeline projects and access points
  • Identify gas gathering solutions and reduce flaring
  • Increase your company's NGL and natural gas takeaway capacity and take advantage of developments in midstream capacity
  • Clarify liability issues and monitor recent legal cases
  • Ensure  that your operations are in compliance with new crude testing regulations


Confirmed speakers include:


  • Richard Kloster, VP Business and Strategic Development, and Technical Services, AllTranstek
  • John Wadsworth, Director of Engineering & Construction, Bakken Oil Express
  • Jenna Delaney, Senior Energy Analyst, BENTEK Energy
  • James Rubin, Counsel, Dentons
  • Chris Duke, Director-Crude Commercial Assets, Enserco
  • Adam Bedard,   Senior Director – Strategic Planning and Market Analysis, High Sierra Energy
  • Cole Stanley, Vice President, Crude Oil Services, Meritage Midstream
  • Trevin Hogg, Director Crude Rail Operations and Marketing, Meritage Midstream
  • Curtis Shuck, Director, Economic Development & Facilities, Port of Vancouver USA


RefinerLink readers are being offered 10% OFF regularly published rates with discount code 1123-RL. Details HERE.


For complete information, or to register, please visit or call Infonex customer service at 1.800.474.48291.800.474.4829.1.800.474.4829


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