Railroads are close to the top in markets for the kind of fuel which is running short. In 1971, the industry brought 8.9% of all distillate fuel oil sold in the United States. In early 1973, while railroads--along with other distillate fuel-oil users--were suffering, a wide range of causes for the shortage was being cited: the energy crunch, a colder than average winter, increased demand for gasoline last year, environmental concerns, political and economic problems, switchover of electric utilities from coal to oil with resulting increased demand for oil, shortages of natural gas, wet weather. Opinions differ on overall approaches that might be taken, and no immediate help for the energy problem seems to be forthcoming.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-1-29

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  • Accession Number: 00044557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Age
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM