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“Union Pacific aims to be first railroad to haul liquefied natural gas”


Note the secrecy here, from both the Union Pacific and the Federal Railroad Administration (more a servant of than a regulator of the industry).

In the course of fighting a proposal for an LNG terminal in Logan Township, New Jersey, we learned a lot about the hazards of LNG. Readers will recall that the oil and gas people were saying that massive imports of LNG were essential. Now, of course, they are saying that exports of LNG are essential. The federal government, of course, is disposed to do what the oilers and gassers want.

The Union Pacific does not operate on the East Coast, but could this be a foot-in-the-door for trains even more dangerous than the oil (bomb) trains?

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