BAKKEN BREAKOUT • November 2011
other companies, too. Power Fuels puts their new drivers through a five day training course and rewards them with safety and performance bonuses.
Dave Morrison, spokesperson for Royal Trucking said the company strictly adheres to the safety policies of the businesses it leases its trucks to, including mandatory safety meetings every month. He said there are safety issues carrying crude oil out because it presents environmental concerns if it’s spilled. Hauling oversize machinery can be dangerous, too.
For both Power Fuels and Rachel Contracting, a typical day for a driver includes checking the truck to make sure everything is in good
Jamie Eraas, city administrator for Tioga indicated that carrying goods by rail could increase safety in oil producing areas by taking some of the traffic off the road.
That’s starting to happen. Besides bringing in proppants and building materials, Watco is beginning to ship more oil out of the Bakken. The company has shipped oil out for one client since 2009, has recently signed a contract with another client and is in the process of negotiating a contract with a third client.
VanBecelaere said transporting oil out of the Bakken by rail is growing in popularity because the pipelines can’t carry as much oil as the Bakken is producing. The crude oil
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TOP 25 HOLDINGS (as of quarter-end - September 30, 2011) 2.62%
Brigham Exploration Co. 5.35% National Oilwell Varco Inc. 4.91% Hess Corp.
Baker Hughes Inc.
CARBO Ceramics Inc. Oasis Petroleum
4.40% 4.39% 4.30% 4.17% 3.91%
Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. 3.65% Lufkin Industries Inc.
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Cameron International Corp. 2.53% Dresser-Rand Group Inc. 2.33% Whiting Petroleum Corp. 2.13% Enbridge Inc.
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Key Energy Services Inc. 1.28%
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working order before he is dispatched for the first load. Drivers also perform post-checks when their shifts end.
Railroad transportation guidelines are just as stringent. A typical shipment through Watco begins with a safety briefing with all the crews. The rail cars are inspected both before and after they’re loaded.
still needs to get to Cushing, Okla., where it’s shipped out to larger markets. “There is plenty of rail capacity to move crude out,” VanBecalaere said.
That use of that option may increase in the future. The Bakken is still booming, and that means transportation both in and out of the area will continue full-speed ahead, as safely as possible. ■
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