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The Oil Story – Moving the province’s oil via rail – Pt. 2

The allure of rail The aforementioned CAPP report identifies several beneficial reasons to transport crude oil by rail, aside from the “constrained pipeline capacity” situation that currently exists. Additional advantages include: Speed to market: Getting oil to the refinery more quickly means producers are paid sooner and refiners get feedstock…

The Oil Story – Moving the province’s oil via rail – Pt. 1

Forget about taking the “Midnight Train to Georgia”. The oil trains that run through Saskatchewan have a just as exciting a story to tell. Arising out of the need to service small towns and various grain elevators, the province’s rail system has developed into a finely tuned network of commodity-driven…

Saskatchewan Government Delivering New Tool – IRIS to benefit oil companies

Don’t let it be said that the Saskatchewan government isn’t interested in servicing its growing oil and gas industry. Thanks to the Process Renewal and Infrastructure Management Enhancements (PRIME) program, which started back in 2009, the province’s oil and gas companies are about to see some significant changes to how…