Infocast's 4th Annual Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Summit 2013 Returns Bigger Than Ever -- an Industrial Info

Infocast's 4th Annual Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Summit 2013 
Returns Bigger Than Ever -- an Industrial Info News Alert 
Opportunities Abound to Develop the Infrastructure Necessary to
Support the Bakken Shale Boom 
BISMARCK, ND -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/13 --  Exciting new production
techniques have turned the Bakken Shale play into an energy success
story, where crude production surged from 274,000 barrels per day in
January 2011 to 673,000 in January 2013. Pipelines are full to
capacity as they transport Bakken crude to refineries across the
country. Crude-by-rail traffic has gone through the roof,
particularly in the East Coast, as those refiners embrace the
significant cost differences between lower-priced domestic inland oil
from the Bakken and higher-priced imported crude. 
However, challenges still remain: pipeline infrastructure to deliver
crude to market has not been built quickly enough to keep up with
growing production; congested pipelines; inability to reach the
highest price markets for inland crudes; and inadequate rail capacity
to keep pace with a dramatic increase in the transportation of crude
by rail, leading to an 18-month backlog of 40,000 railcars on order. 
These bottlenecks are obstacles for producers, but offer a multitude
of opportunities for infrastructure developers. Infocast's 4th Annual
Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Week 2013, to be held on
September 9-11, 2013, at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, ND,
will bring all the players in the well-to-refinery production and
transportation chains together in one forum to discuss how they can
overcome these obstacles and take advantage of the income potential
presented by the Bakken oil boom. 
For the first time, Infocast is bringing this grand, three-day event
to Bismarck, the heart of the action. Previous summits have been
highly successful, gathering more than 400 attendees from the leading
players in the industry and local communities. This year's summit
will feature keynote presentations from North Dakota's Congressman
Kevin Cramer (R) and Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley (R). Other
notable speakers include Kelly S. Wilkins, Manager of Strategic
Planning and Business Development at Enbridge Pipelines of North
Dakota; Chester Trabucco, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at
Dakota Oil Processing; Tom Semiklose, Vice President of Sales at Safe
Rack LLC; Robert Pickel, Senior Vice President for Marketing & Sales
at National Steel Car; Derek Gipson, Executive Vice President & Chief
Financial Officer at Hiland Partners; Michael Lutz, Vice President of
Midstream Development at Hess Corporation; Rodney W. Wren, President
at New Frontier Midstream LLC; and Dean Purcelli, Strategic Marketing
Advisor at Encana Natural Gas. 
The Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Summit is the
established business hub for shale boom infrastructure expansion in
the Williston Basin. It will feature the Executive Briefing,
"Community Infrastructure Development," on Monday, September 9, 2013,
which will bring together all the stakeholders to strategize on
planning, developing and investing in residential, commercial and
industrial real estate, healthcare, water, wastewater and other
supporting infrastructure. It will be followed by the Summit on
September 10-11, 2013, which will provide a venue for E&P and field
service companies, railroads and rail asset providers, terminal and
transportation providers, midstream infrastructure providers and
capital providers to network and establish mutually beneficial
Special Early Bird Rate ended Friday, August 9, 2013. For more
information, to REGISTER for the Summit, or to join us as a Sponsor,
please visit the event website at or
contact Event Producer Tim Parsons at 818-888-4444 x 38. 
About Infocast
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