They also say that they are the source of those numbers.....if you look at the data.
While they may be right, the posted numbers by the state of ND are at 880,000 Bbls/day for 2013 for railroad takeaway capacity which are slightly different.
A small part from that article:
"In the space of just over one year North Dakota crude rail takeaway capacity has reached close to 1 MMBb/d. According to the North Dakota Pipeline Authority 58 percent of October 2012 Williston Basin production of over 800 Mb/d was transported out of North Dakota by rail. There are now 18 crude loading terminals operating in North Dakota on the BNSF and Canadian Pacific (CP) railroads. Today we continue our series on crude by rail with a North Dakota terminal inventory."
"With 18 crude rail loading terminals of various sizes and capacities now operating in the North Dakota Bakken production area, the logistics challenge to find routes to market have come full circle from a famine of pipelines to a feast of rail. Looking ahead to the end of 2013 when production is expected to hit the 1 MMb/d mark, takeaway capacity by pipeline will be over 600 Mb/d and rail capacity will exceed 900 Mb/d – a total of 1.5 MMb/d – enough to handle surging production at least until 2014."
these are THE NUMBERS (which we saw before) that are posted currently from the state of North Dakota:
Pipeline takeaway for OIL in Bbls/day for The Williston Basin