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Does EIA have data on the movement (transport) of crude oil, biofuels, petroleum products, and propane by rail?

Yes, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes data on the movement (transport) by rail of crude oil, liquid biofuels (fuel ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel), selected petroleum products (normal butane, isobutane, propylene, petroleum coke, and asphalt and road oil), and propane:

EIA also publishes data on the volumes of crude oil received by U.S. refineries by source (domestic or foreign) and by pipeline, ship/tanker, barge, rail, and truck.

Learn more:
U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail
Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD) definition and District Descriptions and Maps
Articles on rail transport

Updated: July 10, 2024.

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