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Hess, Musket Turn to Railroads to Ship Bakken Crude to Market

Crude producers such as Hess Corp. and distributors including Musket Corp. are turning to railroads to ship oil from North Dakota as production from the Bakken Shale formation rises faster than pipelines can be built.

North Dakota crude output jumped 83 percent to 329,000 barrels a day in August from two years earlier, according to the latest state-level data from the Energy Department.