AAR: Petroleum Products Rail Volume Up 7.7%% YoY Last Week
10/17 12:51 PM
AAR: Petroleum Products Rail Volume Up 7.7% YoY Last Week OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- The Association of American Railroads data released this afternoon shows petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 12,717 for the week-ended Oct. 12, up 7.7% versus the same week in 2018. Year-to-date, petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 518,409 15.9% above the corresponding period in 2018. For the week profiled, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 510,820 carloads and intermodal units, down 7% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending Oct. 12 were 243,807 carloads, down 7.5% compared with the same week in 2018 while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 267,013 containers and trailers, down 6.6% compared to the same week last year. For the first 41 weeks of 2019, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 10,355,081 carloads, down 4% from the same point last year; and 10,924,972 intermodal units, down 4.2% from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 41 weeks of 2019 was 21,280,053 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 4.1% compared to last year. (c) 2019 DTN. All rights reserved.