New Federal Rule Allows LNG To Move By Rail

Law360 (July 24, 2020, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Federal officials issued a rule published in the Federal Register on Friday that allows liquefied natural gas to be transported by rail in bulk to help handle the country's increased production of natural gas and to comply with President Donald Trump's order to promote energy and the economy.

As long as a specific rail car with a thicker steel outer tank is used and extra safety precautions are implemented, liquefied natural gas companies can use the rail system to transport their goods under this published rule. Previously LNG rail transportation was limited and could only occur "on an ad hoc basis"...

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