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GCC: US short-haul shipments of gasoline primarily by truck & pipeline; long-haul primarily by rail & water

Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:00 pm

. . . For short-haul movements (less than 250 miles), gasoline is primarily shipped by truck and pipeline, but for long-haul movements (1,000 miles and over), rail and water are used most often, likely due to the economics of bulk shipments by those modes.

Of total gasoline movement in 2015 (139 billion ton-miles) about 38% are short hauls.

There are four pie charts, showing short/medium/long/total gas movement by type. The short-haul business would seem to be a good fit or BEV/FCEV tractors.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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