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North Dakota, Canadian oil producers at disadvantage when crude prices are low


March 10, 2020

Gregory Bull • Associated Press file photo

Oil prices are plunging amid worries that an OPEC dispute will lead a virus-weakened economy to be awash in an oversupply of crude. Shown is the Shell Deer Park oil refinery in Texas. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

If a new era of bargain crude prices arrived with Monday's oil-market rout, producers in North Dakota and Canada will likely be at a disadvantage.

Both are simply farther from the hub of the North American oil market, the Gulf Coast, raising transportation costs, analysts said.


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