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Bakken Shale 

With direct service and connections with short line railroads in the Bakken Shale region, we are the only rail carrier providing single line haul service between the Bakken and major crude oil markets in the Northeastern United States. 

Working with companies on both sides of the border, CP is using its proven capabilities in transporting crude oil by rail to deliver product from the Bakken to refineries and other facilities throughout North America.

CP’s location in the heart of the Bakken Shale also provides access for shippers and receivers of other oil fields related products such as:

  • frac sand
  • steel pipe
  • other oil field tubular products
  • aggregrates
  • chemicals
  • fuel condensate
  • construction materials
  • dimensional cargo

Canadian Pacific network reach

Our extensive network reach, access to ports and transload facilities, and connections to shortline, regional and Class 1 carriers, provides unparalled access to the Bakken Shale and the US Gulf Coast, US Midwest, Northeast US, and Canadian markets.

CP also provides rail access to other crudes in Alberta and Saskatchewan and the Oilsands through the Industrial Heartland.

For more information, download our brochure:

Connecting you to the Bakken Shale (PDF, 3.5Mb)


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Industrial Development

Our industrial development team will help find suitable locations and determine site specific requirements for rail service:

Will Wangerin: North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Heather Macmahon: 
Saskatchewan, Manitoba

Reg Reimche: Alberta


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