Kentucky Company Shipping Crude Oil by Rail

A Kentucky company has begun shipping crude oil by rail from the Somerset Rail Park in Ferguson, Kentucky.

KentuckyContinental Refining company said in a news release that it began shipping via Norfolk Southern from the 34-acre truck-to-rail trans-loading facility in order to expand its national distribution more efficiently.

“We now have the added advantage in our region of shipping products farther and reducing costs, while utilizing a new resource,” said CRC President and Chief Executive Officer Demetrios Haseotes in a statement.

The Somerset-based Continental began using the rail park on July 27 to bring in gasoline components for gasoline pool blending. It also buys trans-mix fuel and ships it by rail.

It said it hopes to continue procuring additional blending components in the future.

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