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Rail carloads of coal in first quarter of 2012 lowest since 1994

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TODAY IN ENERGY: Monday, April 16, 2012

Rail carloads of coal in first quarter of 2012 lowest since 1994

Total U.S. carloads of coal by rail during the first quarter of 2012 fell to 1.55 million carloads, the lowest level for any quarter since the beginning of 1994, as demand for coal by the U.S. electricity sector decreased. The power sector accounts for more than 90% of the coal consumed in the United States. Although carloads of coal via rail are down, the share of total coal deliveries that are made via rail has grown in recent years. For this reason, the decline in coal carloads via rail understates the decline in total coal deliveries.

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