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Rail cars are ready to be loaded with crude oil at the Enbridge Rail North Dakota terminal in Berthold, N.D., earlier this year. (Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service)

North Dakota oil boom pushes crude to the rails

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An oil boom in North Dakota has brought a flood of workers, infrastructure investment and tax revenues.

But as production soared, it became increasingly difficult to move oil out of the region as pipeline capacity lagged behind.


Enter trains.

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