Current Crude by Rail traffic

Published 02/12 2014 04:34PM

Updated 02/12 2014 04:45PM

Since January of 2013, the transportation of crude by rail has nearly doubled from about 156,000 barrels of oil a day to 223,000 barrels of oil a day in September. 165,000 barrels of that total was from North Dakota.

This is all according to the California Energy Commission.

It is a huge increase from 2009. According to the California Energy Commission, in February 2009 (their earliest record) only about 2,000 barrels of oil came in by rail the entire month. Data shows 2010 was the big bump, going from zero barrels of oil in January to about 90,000 barrels of oil by December of 2010. All that oil was from North Dakota.

Currently California also gets oil Coloradio, New Mexico and Canada.

But this crude coming in by rail only accounts for about 1 percent of the total oil coming into California.

According to the California Energy Comission about 50 percent of oil that goes to refineries comes from foreign sources overseas. 23 percent comes from inside the state (mostly Kern County). 13 percent comes from Alaska. The rest is accounted for from other sources.

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