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Early Harvest, ND Oil Boom Exacerbate Fall Fuel Shortage

Dean Koch drove by the huge Magellan Midstream Partners fuel depot in Sioux Falls, SD, and noticed the missing trucks.

Dean Koch drove by the huge Magellan Midstream Partners fuel depot in Sioux Falls, SD, and noticed the missing trucks.

“There wasn’t a truck in the place,” says the energy division manager for Central Farmers Co-op. “No gas. No diesel.”

Similar shortages at fuel terminals in Yankton, Mitchell, Watertown and Aberdeen and at terminals throughout much of North Dakota and Minnesota, as well, are squeezing farmers working to conclude an early harvest and launch into fall tillage.

“This is worse than 2007-08,” says Dawna Leitzke, director of the South Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association. “That was a supply nightmare. This is quickly escalating to a worse situation.”

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