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Crude-oil train movements down 45% this year

August 3, 2016 | The Inquirer | The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday confirmed what many trainspotters have observed: Movements of crude oil by rail within the United States for the first five months this year are down 45 percent from last year.

An average of 443,000 barrels of crude moved by rail during the first five months of this year, according to the Energy Information Administration. Nearly half of the crude carried by rail in May moved from the Midwest to East Coast refineries, which have increased their reliance upon petroleum imports.

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