INFONEX provided a top-notch conference. The high caliber of speakers and relevant material was excellent. Well worth attending.
- Traffic Manager,
Zenon Environmental Inc.
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Crude-by-Rail: Bakken and Niobrara

Explore Developments in Crude-by-Rail Markets, Optimize Your Crude Transportation Strategies, and Comply with New Safety Regulations

September 15 - 16, 2014  ·  Denver, Colorado
Featuring These Industry Experts and Many More!
Travis Brock
Vice-President, Commercial Development and Strategy
Strobel Starostka Transfer
Mitchell Scott Mitchell
General Manager, Powder River Basin
Anadarko Petroleum
McCown Brigham McCown
Chairman and CEO, Nouveau Corp;
Former Administrator, PHMSA
Girard Nicole Girard
Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Transport Canada
Halling Colin Halling
Director, Oil Market Publications
Osuna Juan Osuna
Senior Director, North American Oil
Goutcher Jeff Goutcher
Director, Chemical Sales
CSX Transportation
Stanley Cole Stanley
Vice-President, Crude Oil Services
Meritage Midstream
Kloster Richard Kloster
SVP, Business and Strategic Development, and Technical Services,
Shuk Curtis Shuck
Senior Director of Sales
Port of Vancouver USA
Dean John Wadsworth
Director, Engineering and Construction
Bakken Oil Express
Broadley John Broadley
John H. Broadley & Associates;
Former Chief Counsel
Federal Railroad Administration
Delaney Jenna Delaney
Senior Energy Analyst
Duke Chris Duke
Director-Crude Commercial Assets
Bedard Adam Bedard
ARB Midstream
Charaska Jerry Charaska
Director Field Services
Rubin James W. Rubin
Sterling Kevin W. Sterling
Senior Vice-President, Senior Equity Research Analyst, Transportation Services Group,
BB&T Capital Markets
Babineck Mark Babineck
Editor, Argus Petroleum Transportation North America
Argus Media
Event Overview
  • Explore developments in crude-by-rail destinations and opportunities in new markets
  • Adapt to new regulations that affect the crude-by-rail industry
  • Monitor Bakken and Niobrara production forecasts
  • Analyse the impact of government regulations on the costs and viability of crude-by-rail
  • Examine downstream markets trends and appetites
  • Penetrate the tank car market and hear best practices in tank car procurement
  • Hear updates on transload facility development and capacity
  • Review status of new pipeline projects and access points
  • Identify gas gathering solutions and reduce flaring
  • Increase your company's NGL and natural gas takeaway capacity and take advantage of developments in midstream capacity
  • Clarify liability issues and monitor recent legal cases
  • Ensure that your operations are in compliance with new crude testing regulations
Presented in association with: Media Partner:
ERefinerLink Argus

Crude-by-Rail Brochure Download Brochure as PDF File
Lots of networking opportunities and good overview of market
- Kinder Morgan
Quality of presentation all very well done.
- Cenovus Energy
One of the better seminars for content that will help me do my work, rather than the typical self-promoting presentations.
- Cauldron Energy
All speakers were very knowledgeable and information shared is very relevant.
- Troyer Ventures
Was a great source of info and opportunity to network.
- Fortress Engineering
Great information. Terminal information very helpful.
- Salco Products
Who Should Attend This Event

Presidents, CEOs, COOs, VPs, Directors, and Managers of:
  • Logistics and Operations
  • Crude Trading and Marketing
  • Crude Supply and Sourcing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Crude Scheduling
  • Crude Transportation
  • Crude Testing
  • Market Analysis
  • Rail Operations
  • Terminal Operation
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Risk Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Business Development
  • Legal Counsel
From These Industry Sectors:
  • Producers and Refiners
  • Railway Operators
  • Transloaders
  • Midstream and Pipeline Operators
  • Midstream, Rail, and Pipeline Logistics Companies
  • Market Analysts
  • Terminal Developers and Operators
  • Crude Storage Facility Operators
  • Legal and Regulatory Counsel
  • Crude and Chemical Testers
  • Railcar Manufacturers and Lessors
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Rail has facilitated the rapid development of the Bakken oil industry and allowed crude to get to market efficiently and cost-effectively. New government regulations however have made moving crude on rail more complex. New testing requirements will increase costs and turnaround times. Some states and cities have put temporary bans on Bakken crude, and others have required that trains alter their routes to avoid urban areas. Regulations like these will ultimately increase costs but rail will continue to be a viable option for transporting Bakken crude. The Niobrara region is increasingly using rail to transport crude as well, and new transloading facilities are being developed as production increases.

INFONEX's Crude-by-Rail: Bakken and Niobrara has been designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the crude-by-rail industry, and at the same time give you opportunities to network and make connections. This conference will examine regulatory developments across North America and evaluate their impact on the Bakken and Niobrara markets. Our faculty of leading experts will give advice on how to ensure operations are in compliance with new government requirements and expectations.

Our speakers will provide insights into the economics of crude-by-rail along with pricing dynamics and production forecasts. Speakers from every link in the crude-by-rail supply chain will explore the markets for Bakken and Niobrara crude and the many options available for getting crude to market.

This will be the first conference dedicated exclusively to providing crude-by-rail solutions for the Bakken and Niobrara markets. Join us in Denver to get a comprehensive understanding of the crude-by-rail industry and develop strategies for optimizing your crude transport operations. Register today!

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