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Rail congestion forcing utilities to idle units due to dwindling coal stocks

(Source: Platts, March 6, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Increased congestion across the US rail network due to several weeks of extreme winter cold has forced some utilities to pull coal-fired units out of service in order to preserve dwindling stockpiles, according to testimony Thursday at the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee meeting at the US Surface Transportation Board.

Full story: Platts

Friday, March 07, 2014

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