Coal Production and the Local Rail Yard in Sheridan

Forward Sheridan Executive Director Jay Stender
Forward Sheridan Executive Director Jay Stender

When Wyoming Governor Matt Mead was elected into office, one of his main initiatives was to maintain and expand coal production from Wyoming. With the increasing need for coal in Asia, the production and shipping of the mineral out of the Powder River Basin is expected to increase significantly over the next several years. Forward Sheridan Executive Director Jay Stender.

Route optimization for shipping the coal via railway has been an issue that has been talked about for the past four decades, and once again that issue is on the table.

Stender explains the options that are currently being looked at to mitigate the “choke point” in Sheridan.

Be sure to join us Wednesday, as we'll hear more from Stender on how the ports in the Northwest could have an impact on shipping coal from point A to point B.

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