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Get the inside scoop on issues relating to LPG via rail in weekly newsletters, quarterly and special reports, and with historical data compiled from multiple sources by the ETI staff.



Quarterly Reports

October 2017: LPG Tank Car Lease Rates Weak, Expected to Stay That Way in 2018   Buy

July 2017: Market Unsure How Mariner East 2 Opening Will Play Out   Buy

April 2017: LPG Lease Rates Weak, Expected to Stay That Way in 2017   Buy



Special Reports

What Makes a Tank Car a Scrap Candidate?   Buy

With Tank Cars Oversupplied, Owners Show Their Mettle with Scrapping Plans   Buy

Calculating Rail-Car Fleet Needs: How to Build Your Own Model   Buy






About Energy Transport Insider (ETI)

LPG rail shipments are growing. With petroleum production growing in new regions of North America and a limited pipeline infrastructure to carry product, shipping by rail is the option producers are using.

Energy Transport Insider is a weekly newsletter focused on the market for rail transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) – products such as propane, butane and natural gasoline. Our experienced editorial team brings high quality unbiased news and data to petroleum- and rail-industry decision makers – giving brokers, NGL traders and schedulers, rail analysts and traffic departments the business-critical information needed to plan and adjust with the market.

The ETI Blog offers information about current events, issues and legislation, and is available to the public at no cost. Premium content includes the ETI Newsletter, Quarterly Reports, and Special Reports by contributing editors who take more in-depth looks at key issues.

ETI creator Clifton Linton is a 30-year veteran business journalist who has spent the bulk of his career covering commodity markets, and has focused closely on the petroleum markets for 16 years. He's worked on staff for news outlets including Investor's Business Daily, Dow Jones News Service, and Oil Price Information Service (OPIS). There he created the successful OPIS NGL Futures Report and managed the North American market coverage team. Clif provides deep analysis and identifies key issues for the LPG market.

Contributing editor Christine Marie Nielsen has spent close to 20 years covering the financial markets, providing nationally broadcast radio spots about the commodity markets and working as staff writer for Dow Jones News Service and Knight-Ridder Financial. She has also acted as a global editor to reporters in over 75 countries for publications including the Christian Science Monitor’s business product Monitor Global Outlook.

ETI has built and maintained relationships with individuals at every level of the LPG and railroad industries over the years. These invaluable sources help us to provide significant context with data and news items, at the same time that they challenge us to dig deeper into topics for the information that they, and their peers, can use as catalysts for decisions and actions.

We appreciate you taking the time to visit our site and explore your options for receiving valuable insider perspectives on the LPG/rail marketplace!

Clifton Linton, Publisher/Editor