Oil Trains Jam Railroads

Transportation Nightmare Could Become Recurring Reality

Grain elevators face monstrous waits for rail cars as more crude oil from North Dakota rides the rails to refineries. (Photo by Roy Luck, CC BY 2.0)
Large crops, increased oil shipments by rail and inclement winter weather wreaked havoc on grain transportation in the Northern Plains this winter, and experts caution the grain trade could be in for a repeat until railroads build more track or new pipelines lift...

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