Pipelines Please
Grain Risks Rot While Oil Rides the Rails
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  • We need more context. How do the backlog numbers compare to other years, for example. Corn and soybeans usually store well, so how does the supply compare to storage facilities?

  • PKCasimir

    Only a NY Times reporter could have written this story. The obvious question the story poses is why is there no pipeline to transport the oil? After all, a pipeline is cheaper and more efficient for transporting oil than rail tankers. Is there a pipeline? Is it at capacity? If no pipeline is one being built? Raising the issue of a pipeline, of course, doesn’t fit with the “green” pro-Obama ideology of the NY Times.

  • Boritz

    One set of rail shipments bumping out another set of rail shipments is a common 19th century transportation reality.

  • Andrew Allison

    “The study was done before the current harvest, which is forecast at a record 273 million bushels of wheat, up from 235 million bushels in 2013. This year’s soybean harvest is also expected to be a record, and corn will be a near-record.” Global Warming, the gift that keeps on giving!

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Obama and the Democrats are to blame for the lack of pipelines, as they have blocked development at every chance. It is completely their fault.

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