BNSF Increases Bakken Oil Capacity to One Million Barrels Per Day| 9/4/2012
"Historically, oil and gas producers have used pipelines to transport crude from production to refineries and ultimately on to end users," said John Lanigan, BNSF executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "Because this shale development growth came about so quickly, there has been a shortage of pipeline capacity to deliver production from new unconventional sources to coastal refiners. BNSF has responded quickly to enable producers to move crude to the most attractive markets and secure the best prices."
According to BNSF, oil volume has increased from 1.3 million barrels in 2008 to 88.9 million in 2012.