Picking up the Shale Pace

Natural gas drilling operations in Ohio have prompted the restoration of over twelve miles of rail line. The rail freight line has returned to service due to this restoration and connects manufacturing and shale production companies with the rail network across North America. The line was closed from 2000 to 2013. Once it reopened, the line began transporting fracturing sand for the wet-gas portions of the Marcellus and Utica shale regions. Railroads have also been busy transporting pipe, chemicals, and other equipment to these regions. The increase in activity in the area has allowed rail service to grow. There is a possibility that the rail service may expand into petrochemicals in the future as well.


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  • Accession Number: 01523000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2014 11:16PM