Wed Sep 10, 2014 03:45 PM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- The Renewable Fuels Association on Wednesday criticized increasing shipments of Bakken crude as the culprit for continued delays in ethanol rail deliveries.

Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the RFA, submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which held a hearing to examine rail congestion and the harmful effect it has had on agriculture and other commodities.

The letter suggests alleviating rail congestion would need greater transparency "to help regulators oversee and monitor how logistics and contracting decisions are being made by rail operators."

Dinneen also said "it is critical ...

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