Steel opportunities grow with energy plays

Feb 13, 2013 | 03:07 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Rail carloads, 2012 data, Association of American Railroads, crude oil, natural gas, fracking operations, Norfolk Southern, Donald Seale tubular steel

CHICAGO — North American railroads recorded a 37.8-percent year-on-year increase in petroleum product shipments in 2012, with the U.S. carloads total moving up more than 46 percent, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk, Va., saw crude oil shipments rise 9 percent in the fourth quarter and is ramping up service for crude oil traffic from the Bakken and Canadian oilfields to Eastern refineries, chief marketing officer Donald W. Seale said in....

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