What’s Next For LNG?
A little over a year ago the on July 24, 2020, we thought the great debate of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by rail was finally settled when the Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced its Final Rule. Then, after the election, a pair of Executive Orders (EO) appeared to threaten the future of LNG by rail. Which brings us to today.
On November 8, 2021, PHMSA announced its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to suspend the authorization of LNG by rail pending either the completion of a separate rulemaking under RIN 2137-AF54 evaluating potential modifications to requirements governing rail tank car transportation of LNG or June 30, 2024.
In the meantime, The Department of Transportation is taking public comments on the matter until December 23, 2021. If you enjoyed this short read and want to follow this story and many more like it, make sure to follow us on our social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be the first to know when we drop new content that is typically a 5-min read or less. You can also opt-in to our newsletter to receive exclusive offers, industry news, and reg. changes that are pertinent to you. And if you’re still unsure about anything hazardous materials and transportation, feel free to reach out to us at www.learnhazmat.com or call us for a FREE Consultation at (724) 899-4100 and one of our team members will help you decide what industry leading training and compliance program best suits your needs!