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Regulators clearing the tracks for rail shipments of LNG

(Source: Freight Waves, June 14, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A relative newcomer to the U.S. energy scene has received a preliminary nod from regulators to use an as-yet untapped transportation resource – rail tank cars – to move liquefied natural gas (LNG). When not moving via pipeline in gas form, federal regulations allow natural gas in liquid form to move domestically only in tank trucks or in portable containers that can move either by truck or on rail flat cars. According to the environmental assessment, the LNG to be transported in rail tank cars will be destined primarily for foreign markets – recently dubbed “molecules of U.S. freedom” by the Trump Administration.

Full story: Freight Waves

Friday, June 14, 2019

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