PHMSA Proposes Rules for Shipping LNG by Rail

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking establishing a set of regulations for the shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail tanker cars.

DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is making the proposal for public comment in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), seeking to authorize rail transport of LNG for the first time. In the United States, trucks and ships are the only two forms of bulk transport for liquefied methane. LNG by rail is authorized in Canada…read more

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