Ok, I'll break my New Year resolution and respond to you. This is from the ND Oil and Gas website, which your cohort in crimes loves and quotes only what he thinks is positive. Note that he didn't post this month's report (but I did, over on the KOG board):
Oct 2012 Oil 23,225,571 barrels = 749,212 barrels/day
Nov 2012 Oil 21,992,345 barrels = 733,078 barrels/day
Can you do the math?
There is no "emphasis" on NGL pipelines. I merely was pointing out that more NGL pipelines are being built in the Williston than there are oil pipelines because:
1) It is not economical to bulid a pipeline to every well in North Dakota;
2) Rail is more efficient than pipelines are because it can carry it to more markets even though it is more expensive to do so;
3) Pipelines are permanent; rail is not and is more flexible. IE, Rail can carry wheat, but pipelines cannot; After the surge of production in North Dakota wanes, pipelines will be underused and useless, and an expensive proposition for investors. Kudos to ONEOK to cancel a pipeline yet commit to build an NGL processor and the accompanying infrastructure.
I never said there wasn't going to be an increase in pipeline takeaway - what I DID say was that pipelines will have a lesser role in Bakken oil transport than rail.