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November Petroleum Rail Traffic Down 15.4% from 2015: AAR

by Clifton Linton, Editor, Energy Transport Insider

Petroleum rail traffic fell 15.4% (9,813 carloads) in November as compared to the same month in 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week. Petroleum rail traffic for the month was hampered by weak shipments of crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as North America experienced warmer-than-usual temperatures.

The AAR said U.S. Class 1 railroads originated 48,978 carloads of crude oil (the largest single petroleum commodity shipped) in the third quarter of 2016, down 13.2% from the second quarter of 2016 and down 51.6% from the same quarter in...

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