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Crude Oil

CSX – flexible transit with premier access for your crude oil trains. Visit www.csxcrudebyrail.com for more information.

The United States is soon expected to become the world’s largest oil producer and CSX is in the best position to serve the major East Coast refineries and terminals.

Key Facts:

CSX has the premier high-speed rail line between the Midwest and Northeast. Our “Water Level Route” between Chicago and Albany has minimal grade and is all double track, allowing CSX to get your crude oil trains from Chicago to the Hudson River, New York Harbor or Philadelphia market in less than 48 hours.

Priority access into the Northeast market makes CSX the industry leader in efficiently delivering crude oil trains to refineries and terminals along the Hudson River, New York Harbor, Delaware River, and Virginia coast. CSX also features a local crew base in Philadelphia to ensure timely service, thus maximizing your asset utilization.

CSX provides a dedicated network operations team to help manage your supply chain. With our team, your trains are constantly monitored and prioritized to move quickly through our network. Our team also helps schedule your crude oil trains in advance, reducing concern over delays at destination.

Prepared for Growth

CSX’s recently announced capacity expansion will support crude oil growth to the Northeast. The $26 million investment in 2013 adds passing sidings along our River Line running south from Albany, N.Y., to provide even more train capacity to serve the crude oil market. Overall, CSX is investing $2.3 billion into our network and strategic assets in 2013.

Currently, CSX has the ability to handle more than 5 crude oil trains per day into the Philadelphia market alone. Additionally, our network is capable of handling the largest capacity tank cars (286,000 gross weight on rail), maximizing your barrels loaded per car. This gives you the ability to ship more crude per train and lowers the per-barrel transportation costs.

Flexible Solutions

CSX offers various crude by rail solutions to meet your needs in the dynamic marketplace. Follow the links below to learn more.

Direct general questions to CrudeOil@csx.com