Reach Farther with Rail

CSX offers a full range of solutions to help you move crude oil to your destination. Shipping crude oil by rail is an efficient choice that makes it easier to access your target markets.

Integrating rail into your supply chain is easier with CSX.  A new facility can be up and running within a year, and alternative solutions are available immediately. You may choose to use rail alone or in combination with other shipping modes such as pipeline or waterborne transportation. No matter the solution, CSX will provide the same operational support and excellent service that our customers have come to expect.

When you choose CSX as your crude oil shipping partner, the network options available include:

Refinery Direct

Our refinery direct solution provides low per-barrel transportation cost by minimizing product handling, terminal and additional costs. We offer plant track design services and in many cases a refinery direct solution can be up and running in as little as four months.

Terminal

Interested in building a crude oil terminal or accessing an existing terminal? CSX has experience building and serving crude oil terminals throughout our network. Depending on the location, terminals can be up and running within three months.

Rail to Pipe, Pipe to Rail

CSX currently provides a rail-to-pipe solution and is looking for partners for a pipe-to-rail solution. In Florida, we are shipping unit trains of crude oil to an existing pipeline system.

Facility infrastructure and capabilities include:

  • Ability to accept and unload all 116 rail cars (about 83,000 bbls of crude) in ~16 hours
  • 100,000 bbl tank
  • Access to Liberty Station and into Capline

To learn more about our transport options, contact one of our Crude Oil experts.

Site Development

Invest in a new rail-served site or make your existing site rail ready.

Transloading

Transloading is the process of transferring shipments from trains to trucks or into a manifold/pipeline.