McCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM

WATERWAY FACTS

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* Cents per ton mile: barge 0.97; oil pipeline 0.78; railroad 2.53; truck 5.35

** BTUs per ton mile: barge 433; railroad 696; oil pipeline 1,850; truck 2,400

*Corps of Engineers Annual Report. **USDOT Maritime Administration.

One jumbo barge = 1,500 tons 52,500 bushels 453,600 gallons

One railroad car = 100 tons 3,500 bushels 30,240 gallons

One semi-truck = 25 tons 875 bushels 7,560 gallons

*Hydrocarbon: towboat .09, rail .46, truck .63

*Carbon monoxide: towboat .20, rail .64, truck 1.90

*Nitrous oxide: towboat .53 rail 1.83, truck 10.17

*Environmental Protection Agency, Emission Control Lab

* Thanks to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Tulsa Port of Catoosa for information used on this Fact Sheet.

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