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Ethanol Shipments Delayed in U.S. as Ice Slows Rail and Truck

Ethanol shipments in the U.S. are facing bottlenecks as railroads perform maintenance after a winter storm froze tracks.

The wintry weather that blanketed the Midwest to the Northeast has slowed movement of the biofuel by rail and truck. Deliveries by rail are taking twice as long, according to Eco-Energy Inc., which has distribution terminals in the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, and Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. said that the weather affected its operations supplying in the midwest and southeastern U.S.