First Crude Oil Unit Train Departs `Bakken Oil Express` Rail Hub| 11/9/2011
Bakken Oil Express will receive oil by both truck and pipeline. The first train departing included 103 oil tank cars containing about 70,000 barrels of oil transported for Bakken Oil Express` anchor shipper, Eighty-Eight Oil.
Construction of the Bakken Oil Express began in 2010, and the November 2011 startup marks the completion of "Phase 1" of the development. Bakken Oil Express has plans to expand to over 250,000 barrels of oil per day, which would let the facility handle any and all volumes moving from the Bakken play to the BNSF southern line. With over 320 acres zoned, the facility can also accommodate multi-purpose input facilities for sand and other materials.