September 2019, Vol. 246, No. 9

Government

PHMSA Likely to Accelerate LNG Rail Shipments

Environmentalists are broadening their opposition to natural gas transportation beyond pipelines by opposing the shipment of LNG on rail cars.  As a result, Florida company Energy Transport Solutions’ (ETS) application to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for a special permit to send 100-plus large tank cars of LNG through Florida en route to ports for delivery overseas has drawn added scrutiny.  ETS’s application was filed in 2017 and got a boost when President Trump issued an executive order April 10, calling for LNG to be moved throughout the U.S. in rail tank cars within 13 months. On June 6, PHMSA published a draft environmental assessment that outline

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