Feds issue final rule allowing liquefied natural gas by rail

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) are authorizing the bulk transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail via a final rule that the agencies issued on Friday.

The rule, which was made in consultation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), allows for the bulk transportation of LNG using DOT-113 tank cars with enhanced outer tank requirements and additional operational controls.

The issuance of the final rule comes as House Democrats on the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure seek to slow down President Donald Trump’s timeline for allowing LNG by rail because of safety concerns. The $500 billion infrastructure bill crafted by Democratic committee…Read More

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