Bakken Oil Express (BOE) is an “open access” multiple shipper unit railcar loading facility located in Dickinson, North Dakota, operating within the Bakken. BOE provides producers access to the many refineries served by rail, with more than 55,000 feet of track at their loading site.
When crude oil is trucked in from drilling sites to BOE’s 640,000-barrel central depository tank, BOE’s railcars are loaded – 48 at a time – to transport that crude oil to refineries.
Because of the volume of crude oil being loaded at BOE’s site, the company required significant infrastructure to handle emissions. They worked with ABUTEC to customize two 40 megawatt High Temperature Flares (HTFs) – among the largest units ABUTEC produces – to effectively oxidize the vapor coming off the railcars during loading. Recently, BOE’s significant growth required two additional 40 megawatt HTFs within six months.