There's no doubt that pipeline capacity will increase everywhere - Bakken included. My original point was - and still is - that current;y rail is the means to carry oil from there, because it is NOT ECONOMICAL to build pipelines to every well. If operators thought that shale assets would be long-lived and highly productive they would build pipeline infrastructure to ensure equally long lived profits. But that is not the case. They have chosen instead to ship by rail for three times the cost of a pipeline.