Trains hauling more oil in U.S.

Amid boom, fear of spills exists as pipeline plans stall

Posted: January 1, 2013 at 4:12 a.m.

Tractor-trailers line up for two miles in Trenton, N.D., in November as they wait to unload oil to be shipped by rail.

Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse — the locomotive — to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipelines stall and existing lines can’t keep up with demand.

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Business, Pages 19 on 01/01/2013