N.Y. capital city nears oil-hub status

Bakken shale boom sends crude 1,800 miles to Albany terminals for shipping

Posted: July 27, 2014 at 2:16 a.m.

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train hauls crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont., in November. Crude oil from the Bakken shale region of North Dakota and Montana is making Albany, N.Y., a new energy hub.

Albany, New York's capital city, is becoming a rival to U.S. energy hubs such as Houston and Cushing, Okla., as oil-terminal operator Global Partners LP pushes an expansion plan after already quadrupling its capacity.

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