Railroads See Uptick in Hauling Marcellus/Utica NGLs, Frac Sand

Pipeline projects are facing still opposition from nutty/radical environmentalists who seem to have plenty of money to litigate and attempt to tie up projects for as long as possible. Ultimately, at least in most cases, pipelines prevail and get built. But it does take longer, no doubt about that. In the meantime, railroads have stepped in to take up some of the slack. We’re suckers for a good railroad story. We spotted one about rail giant CSX and how the company has seen an uptick in hauling natural gas liquids in the Marcellus/Utica region. Stuff like propane (LPG, or liquefied petroleum gas). CSX is also seeing an uptick in hauling frac sand. All of which points to one thing: drilling in the Marcellus/Utica has/is picking up…

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