SOURCE: BNSF Railway Company

October 09, 2008 15:30 ET

BNSF Expands Ethanol Express to Dallas/Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TX and OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--(Marketwire - October 9, 2008) - BNSF Railway Co. today announced that it will begin delivering unit trains to Musket Corporation's newest ethanol storage terminal on Nov. 1. With storage capacity of 10 million gallons, the Dallas/Fort Worth Musket Ethanol Terminal is one of the area's largest ethanol storage facilities and is designed to meet the daily needs of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Located in the Mark IV industrial area in North Fort Worth, the facility maintains its own rail spur and is designed to completely unload a unit train of 95 cars every 24 hours. Tank cars are drained via an underground piping system and ethanol is pumped directly into the four storage tanks. The ethanol can then be pumped directly into trucks for local distribution.

The new facility will receive shipments exclusively from BNSF Railway's Ethanol Express™, a 95-car unit train service specifically created to move ethanol from a single origin or gathering place to a single destination. The Ethanol Express™ will save ethanol producers and end-users time and money through increased fleet utilization, lower inventory carrying costs, and logistics coordination and support each and every day around the clock. BNSF moves more than 370 million gallons of ethanol per year through the Ethanol Express™ program.

About BNSF Railway

A subsidiary of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI), BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks with approximately 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic. BNSF moves more grain than any other American railroad, carries the components of many of the products consumers and producers depend upon daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions. For more information on BNSF, visit

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