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Railroad Deliveries Continue to Provide the Majority of Coal Shipments to the Power Sector

June 15, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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Railroad Coal Shipments

In 2013, electric power generators consumed 858 million tons of coal, accounting for 93% of all coal consumed in the United States and 39% of electric power generation. Two-thirds of the coal (67%) was shipped either completely or in part by rail.[read more]

Making Oil-by-Rail Safer

March 24, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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The growth of North American oil production from unconventional sources has resulted in a dramatic expansion in the volume of crude oil shipped by rail. Unfortunately, as crude oil rail traffic has increased, so have rail accidents involving crude oil.[read more]