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New petroleum rail loading facility comes to KOTA Territory

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The mayor of one KOTA Territory town says a new ‘petroleum rail loading facility' means good things for the community's economy.

When he first heard that 88 Oil and parent company True Oil wanted to build a ‘petroleum rail loading facility' on the west side of town, Fort Laramie Mayor Sandy Jankewicz says he and members of the community were surprised and also somewhat concerned.

The Fort Laramie National Historic Site and National Park is the city's biggest source of tourism and is located only three miles from the new site.

The filling station will run 24–hours a day, seven days a week, so worries of noise, light, and air pollution affecting both the town and the fort are of utmost importance.

Mayor Jankewicz says the research they've done shows a substantial economic impact to both Fort Laramie and Goshen County as a whole.

"I'm looking forward to a positive experience with the workers and the oil companies themselves," says Mayor Jankewicz  "They seem very genuine in wanting to be good neighbors and we also want to be good neighbors for them."

Construction on the new petroleum rail loading facility should be complete by the end of this year.

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