Empty railroad tank cars snake their way into a storage yard in Newark, Del. The cars will return to North Dakota's Bakken region to be loaded with crude oil for another trip to the refinery at Delaware City, Del. With a shortage of new pipeline capacity, oil producers have been using rail as an alternative, and in some cases it's the preferred mode. July 28, 2013. Curtis Tate/MCT
Empty railroad tank cars snake their way into a storage yard in Newark, Del. The cars will return to North Dakota's Bakken region to be loaded with crude oil for another trip to the refinery at Delaware City, Del. With a shortage of new pipeline capacity, oil producers have been using rail as an alternative, and in some cases it's the preferred mode. July 28, 2013. Curtis Tate/MCT McClatchy
Empty railroad tank cars snake their way into a storage yard in Newark, Del. The cars will return to North Dakota's Bakken region to be loaded with crude oil for another trip to the refinery at Delaware City, Del. With a shortage of new pipeline capacity, oil producers have been using rail as an alternative, and in some cases it's the preferred mode. July 28, 2013. Curtis Tate/MCT McClatchy

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