EIA: U.S. Class I's become more energy-efficient

10/2/2013 | State Journal (Charleston, W.Va.), The

U.S. Class I railroads have become more fuel-efficient. Since 1980, the amount of fuel needed to move a ton of freight has dropped more than 50%, according to an Energy Information Administration report that also noted fuel consumption dropped 12.5% in just six years from 2006 to 2012, in part because of the railroads' sustainability projects. Last year, Class I railroads' use of diesel fuel accounted for 12% of all diesel used in the transportation industry, EIA noted.

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