How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains

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So why does this matter for supply chain professionals? The oil and gas industry impacts freight transportation in four significant areas: Diesel Prices. A quiet, but powerful story across supply chains this year has been the stability of fuel prices despite geopolitical turmoil. Because of the tremendous increase in economic activity in a previously quiet part of the country, supply chains of all kinds now move material to the Bakken and East Texas.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward


” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. With the rise in global crude oil production and relative political stability in the major oil producing nations, particularly Iraq and Libya, the price of crude oil has fallen from above $100 a barrel to around $50 a barrel in just a year.