Forecast for 2020: More Oil Trains, Fires, Spills, and the Rise of LNG by Rail

View article in its entirety at DeSmog. — Author: Justin Mikulka The deadly 2013 oil train accident in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, which spilled oil, caused a fiery explosion, and killed 47 people, was only the most high-profile in a string of oil train derailments and fires which suggest what happened in December was not at all unusual… Read More Forecast for 2020: More Oil Trains, Fires, Spills, and the Rise of LNG by Rail

House Democrats seek to slow White House plan for LNG rail shipments

View article at Freightwaves. — Author: Joanna Marsh The Democratic head of the House committee with transportation oversight wants to put the brakes on a Trump administration proposal to let freight railroads haul liquefied natural gas in tank cars. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) and Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-New Jersey) on Sept. 12 introduced a bill requiring extensive… Read More House Democrats seek to slow White House plan for LNG rail shipments

Trump Admin Proposes New Rule to Allow Shipping Flammable LNG by Rail

View article in its entirety at DeSmog. — Author: Justin Mikulka President Trump has made clear that he wants to move the nation’s glut of fracked natural gas onto trains and then to ships for sale abroad. In response to Trump’s April executive order pushing federal agencies to make that happen, the Department of Transportation (DOT) on October 18 announced… Read More Trump Admin Proposes New Rule to Allow Shipping Flammable LNG by Rail

PUBLIC COMMENT: Hazardous Materials – Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail

The period for Public Comment ends December 23, 2019. Public Comment is now open regarding the proposed rule allowing for the bulk transport of Methane, refrigerated liquid, commonly known as liquefied natural gas (LNG), in rail tank cars. There are no new safety regulations to go along with this authorization. Please take a moment to… Read More PUBLIC COMMENT: Hazardous Materials – Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail