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U.S. Issues Final Rule Authorizing Widespread Transport of LNG by Rail

U.S. Issues Final Rule Authorizing Widespread Transport of LNG by Rail

Federal regulators on Friday issued a final rule that would allow the bulk transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in specialized rail tank cars in what could prove a boon for small-scale projects across the United States.

June 19, 2020

NTSB Sounds Alarm on Proposal to Authorize LNG by Rail Across U.S.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has warned that public safety is at risk if a proposed rule to allow shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) on U.S. railroads goes ahead without further study.

January 15, 2020

PHMSA Issues Three Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued three final rules designed to strengthen the safety of onshore natural gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines.

September 25, 2019
‘No Timelines’ for Restarting Natural Gas Pipelines Near Tetco Blast in Kentucky

‘No Timelines’ for Restarting Natural Gas Pipelines Near Tetco Blast in Kentucky

As officials continue investigating the cause of a fatal explosion earlier this month on the Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) system in Kentucky, parent company Enbridge Inc. must keep all three pipelines at the site of the incident shut down until further notice, regulators said Thursday.

August 9, 2019
Following Kentucky Blast, Tetco Pipes Offline Indefinitely; ‘Rigorous Inspections’ Planned

Following Kentucky Blast, Tetco Pipes Offline Indefinitely; ‘Rigorous Inspections’ Planned

As officials continue investigating the cause of a fatal explosion earlier this month on the Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) system in Kentucky, parent company Enbridge Inc. must keep all three pipelines at the site of the incident shut down until further notice, regulators said Thursday.

August 9, 2019

Oil, Gas Industry Joins Pipeline Safety Groups in Backing Proposed PHMSA Rule

Trade associations representing the energy industry have joined pipeline safety groups in support of a natural gas transmission pipeline safety rule that has been under consideration by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) since 2011.

February 13, 2019

FERC Issues Environmental Schedules for 12 LNG Terminals, Signs MOU With PHMSA

The prospects for increased liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States leaped forward late Friday as FERC issued environmental schedules for a dozen pending terminal projects.

September 4, 2018
PHMSA Alerts LNG Export Developers to Expanded Role in Reviews

PHMSA Alerts LNG Export Developers to Expanded Role in Reviews

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is now responsible for evaluating the compliance with siting requirements of proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects, the agency said in letters sent to developers this month.

August 27, 2018

PHMSA Mulling Changes to Natural Gas Pipeline Class Location Regs

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for its existing class location requirements for natural gas transmission pipelines as they pertain to actions operators must take following class location changes because of nearby population growth.

July 31, 2018

FERC, PHMSA to Collaborate on LNG Application Reviews, McIntyre Says

Just two days after hinting that FERC could soon have news about improved coordination with other federal entities to speed along pending liquefied natural gas (LNG) applications, Chairman Kevin McIntyre delivered his scoop.

July 19, 2018
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