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.
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