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Surging US oil production strains distribution system

Pipe is stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 22, 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma. Surging oil production has put the United States on track toward greater energy independence, pushing US reserves to their highest levels in 30 years.Surging oil production has put the United States on track toward greater energy independence, pushing US reserves to their highest levels in 30 years. But analysts say bottlenecks in the distribution system are keeping oil from reaching markets.