|  Clifton Linton

SWARS Heard in the Aisles: Petroleum Shippers Remain Irked with CN

EDITORS NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED ON MARCH 2, TO INCORPORATE COMMENTS FROM CN RAILWAY.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — It’s been a cold winter for propane consumers, but propane dealers who receive rail shipments of the winter heating fuel from the Canadian National Railway (CN) are hot. Talk is they are so steamed that they are thinking about taking their gripes to transportation regulators.

CN has seen service slow this winter as a surge in freight traffic overwhelmed the railroad’s network.

The signs of issues surfaced in the fall when grain shippers complained that the railroad was weeks behind in delivering covered hopper cars to grain elevators.

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