A new source of power
As the issue of reducing natural gas flaring at oil well sites in western North Dakota has become a hot topic of late, one major hauler of Bakken crude is looking at the possibility of using natural gas for fuel.
Railroad giant BNSF -- which has a large presence in North Dakota -- announced this week that it will "begin testing a small number of locomotives using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel" in an experimental pilot program later this year.
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