Troubledown the line

Baumgarten, Stefan
July 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;7/30/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 5, p32
Trade Publication
The article discusses chemical railcar's crisis resulted from a rise in its demand in the U.S. For the six months ended June 30, 2007, chemical railcar traffic increased by 2.2 percent, with upsurge in ammonia, urea and bioethanol production. For the week ended June 30, 2007, railcar traffic recorded 32,341 loadings, a 5.1 percent increase over the same week in 2006. The growth in the market for ethanol has also aggravated the shortage of chemical railroads.


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