Delaware refinery receives first shipment of Bakken oil

Bakken oil on the spot market strengthened to its narrowest discount to the U.S. benchmark crude in six weeks as PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) expects to receive its first rail shipment from North Dakota at its Delaware refinery.

PBF finished construction on the second train unloading terminal at its 182,800-barrel-a-day Delaware City refinery, the company said in a statement. PBF expects to unload its first unit train of Bakken oil this week, with 17 more scheduled to arrive in the next two weeks.

Bakken oil priced in Clearbrook, Minnesota, narrowed its discount to West Texas Intermediate in Cushing, Oklahoma, by 15 cents, to $3.10 a barrel at 12:13 p.m. New York time, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The spread between the two oils changed for the first time in two weeks and is the smallest since Dec. 20.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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