Rail shipments of oil are up more than 8,000 percent since 2006 in the United States largely because of the tapping of shale energy, reports RealClearEnergy.
Yes, that's right: More than 8,000 percent.
RCE: "Crude oil production has nearly doubled, from a declining 1.875 million barrels ... to 2.3 million in 2012 (2013 figures are not yet available). That's a result of the unlocking of shale oil, both in the Bakken and in several fields in Texas. But right along with it has gone the increase in oil traffic, since nearly all the Bakken oil is finding its way out of North Dakota by rail."
Read the full story, including a chart showing the rail shipment increases, here.
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