Disputed rail project seeking to ship eastern Utah oil to more lucrative markets clears hurdle with $21 million funding boost

Rail proposal, which would connect the Uinta Basin’s waxy crude with Gulf Coast refiners. Thursday by securing a $21.4 million grant from a Utah panel.

The $1.4 billion rail line could increase industrial impacts by enabling Uinta Basin oil production to nearly quadruple to 300,000 barrels a day. Rail route would help counties develop their energy-dependent economies and take pressure off highways used by tanker trucks.

 

 

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Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

 

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