US MIDSTREAM The shale oil boom is driving demand for transport and storage capacity in North America. Not surprisingly, crude oil volumes lead the way but LPG is not far behind, as the midstream operators report their six-month figures
ANALYSIS The sudden emergence of massive new product streams from shale oil developments, together with seismic shifts in the structure of the oil industry, are placing new strains on the terminal network in North America. But the sector seems to have the capability to deal with it
US road tanker operator Schneider National announces that it has “recently entered the fast-growing energy transport services business, supporting the movement of base materials to and from oil well sites across the US”.
Quality Distribution, which operates the largest chemical tank truck network, and is the largest provider of tank container depot services, in North America, announces that “certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries” have entered into agreements
CRUDE OIL New oil shale production is increasing the volume of crude oil being moved across the US in rail tank cars. To help the industry handle demand, Midland Manufacturing has expanded its portfolio of equipment