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US Petroleum and Petroleum Product Carloads Down in Week Ending Oct. 15: AAR

by Clifton Linton, Editor, Energy Transport Insider

US Petroleum and petroleum product carloads were down 23.9% to 10,492, in the week ending Oct. 15, the Association of American Railroads reported earlier this week.  Through the first 41 weeks of the year, total petroleum and petroleum product carloads stood at 452,680, down 22.4%.

Total US rail traffic was down 4.2% for the week at a total of 531,936 carloads and intermodal units. Total North America carloads totaled 359,464, down 2.6 percent compared with the same w...

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