Why more Alberta oil might have to take the train

Why more Alberta oil might have to take the train

Pipelines are the preferred method of shipping oil because they are cheaper and faster in getting product to refineries. However, both rail and pipelines are strained right now, leaving companies struggling to export oil.

Pipelines have been the method of shipping crude oil for years due to its cost and time efficiency. However, both rail and pipelines are maxed out in Alberta, leaving oil companies struggling to run their business as usual. Oilpatch leaders are desperately waiting for when they will be able to ship more crude on rail lines.