Barclays sees the growth in crude oil rail transport as a “slight positive” for MLPs, as it...

|By:, SA News Editor

Barclays sees the growth in crude oil rail transport as a “slight positive” for MLPs, as it provides terminal investment opportunities and potential synergies partially offset by increasing competition. The financial impact of rail on MLPs is still relatively modest, the firm says, as pipelines remain the dominant mode of U.S. crude transportation due to cost and safety advantages relative to rail, barge and truck.