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17 News Special Report: Crude by rail a game changer?
Kern Golden Empire 17 News ^ | 2/12/14 | staff

Posted on 02/13/2014 3:54:09 PM PST by umgud

You may not know it living in the oil fields of Kern County but half of California's crude comes from overseas. But two proposed projects plan to lessen the state's dependence on foreign sources possibly lowering gas prices statewide.

Most of the oil that goes to our refineries comes through the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and the Bay Area by ship. This foreign oil comes from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Russia and Ecuador.

If these projects become operational, we'll still need some of that foreign oil but far less than before.

If you sit and watch the trains through Kern County you'll find, it's uncommon to see a crude oil train.

In fact according to our research only two companies in Bakersfield get oil by way of rail but that's about to change because of increased oil production in the midwest.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: oiltrains
This will allow us to get midwest oil which is much cheaper than the oil we are importing. We need more pipelines, but this is good news for us.
1 posted on 02/13/2014 3:54:10 PM PST by umgud
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2 posted on 02/13/2014 3:54:45 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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The dimoKKKRATS in California will put a halt to this. Same way they are limiting fracking. The only reason they are allowing some fracking is the state needs the revenue.

3 posted on 02/13/2014 4:07:50 PM PST by Parley Baer
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if everyone with two pennies to rub together leaves the state...for whatever good reason....California wont be nearly so selective and foolish about revenue

4 posted on 02/13/2014 4:12:26 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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Keystone XL won’t help Kalifornia... rail is obviously a flexible part of a transportation network for a nation of just-in-time deliveries and Lean Manufacturing.

5 posted on 02/13/2014 4:31:18 PM PST by Rodamala
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