TITLE

ACC rails against the US system

AUTHOR(S)
Robinson, Simon
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;5/15/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 19, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article deals with issues concerning the rail fuel surcharge system in the U.S. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is lending its weight to complaints that the U.S. rail system is overcharging its customers, as the volumes railways transport across the continent soar. The ACC calculates chemical manufacturers and other railway customers overpaid $900 million last year under the rail fuel surcharge system.
ACCESSION #
21046759

 

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