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Oil Tank cars on Second Street in Davis on January 9, 2014.  If the Valero, Benicia project is approved, 100 oil tank cars per day will more through Davis.

Oil Tank cars on Second Street in Davis on January 9, 2014. If the Valero, Benicia project is approved, 100 oil tank cars per day will more through Davis.

By Lynne Nittler, Milton Kalish, and Matt Biers-Ariel

Cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise, January 12, 2013

North Dakota Bakken crude oil production is booming, and oil companies are desperate for a fast, convenient way to transport their crude oil to refineries across the U.S. A vast network of railroads crisscross the nation, making “unit trains,” long trains of 100 oil tank cars or more, an efficient and flexible method of transportation. (more…)