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As rail traffic jam persists, U.S. power plants look to roads, rivers

(Source: Reuters, August 28, 2014)

NEW YORK U.S. coal-burning power utilities are being forced to turn to barges and more expensive trucks to move coal, desperate to shore up stockpiles left dangerously low by the widespread bottlenecks on rail networks. The shift in how coal is being delivered to some power plants from mining regions such as Illinois Basin and comes amid persistent railroad delays that began during last year's severe North American winter.

Full story: Reuters

Friday, August 29, 2014

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