CASPER, Wyoming — Wyoming's two largest railroads shipped more than 16,400 car loads of crude oil, natural gas and gasoline shipments in 2013.
That was up nearly 10,200 cars from the year before. Shipments originating inside Wyoming were up 70 percent, while those from outside the state were up 56 percent.
The Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1r2d7zP) reviewed annual shipment data provided to the Wyoming Department of Transportation by Burlington North Santa Fe and Union Pacific.
Much of the oil, natural gas and gasoline traveling by train in Wyoming was hauled by the Union Pacific, and the vast majority originated outside the state.
Shipment of oil by rail has come under increasing scrutiny after a series of explosive accidents resulted in injuries and fatalities elsewhere.
Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com