U.S Rail Crude Oil Traffic

U.S. crude oil by rail volumes have fluctuated sharply over the past decade.

In 2008, U.S. Class I railroads originated 9,500 carloads of crude oil. That grew to 493,146 carloads in 2014, but then had fallen to 128,967 carloads by 2017. Rail crude oil volumes are affected by a variety of factors, including pipeline capacity and crude oil prices.

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