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4,200 barrels of bitumen by rail to Mississippi

An oil sands company says it’s finished its first shipment of bitumen to Mississippi using rail instead of pipelines.

Southern Pacific Resource Corporation says it sent forty-two hundred barrels from CN’s Lynton rail yard south of Fort McMurray on the 22nd.

It arrived in Natchez, Mississippi on Sunday – a forty-five hundred kilometre journey.

The oil will then be put onto barges to get to refineries.

The bitumen came from its STP-McKay thermal project, which is expected to ramp up from twelve-hundred barrels per day now to twelve thousand next year.

By using the railway, Southern Pacific can avoid the bottlenecks in pipelines in the northern U.S.

January 8th, 2013