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In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, a BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont.
In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, a BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont.
(Matthew Brown/AP)

How Canadian crude will keep U.S. oil from collapsing

U.S. crude prices could steer clear of a collapse brought on by a deluge of new shale-oil supply, and a big part of the solution may come from Canada.

Supplies of light, tight oil from regions such as the North Dakota Bakken and Eagle Ford in Texas keep surging, and much of that crude is making its way to the U.S. Midcontinent and Gulf Coast, both of which are growing markets for Canadian crude as well.