Crude-by-rail shipments continue upward trend

10/29/2013 | National Public Radio

Class I railroads are experiencing an increasing amount of traffic from crude-oil shipments as refiners and producers look for a transport alternative amid tight pipeline capacity. Crude-by-rail shipments continue to grow at a rapid pace, from 9,500 carloads in 2008 to 234,000 carloads in 2012, according to the Association of American Railroads.

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