Researchers closer to identifying LNG hazards, NARUC panel told

02/11/2013
A 12-year partnership between the US Department of Energy and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners is dispelling exaggerated preconceptions about LNG hazards as it identifies possible real problems state policymakers should address. States will need solid information because LNG is poised to play a bigger role in the US as a less-expensive alternative to diesel fuel in barges, ferries, and 18-wheeler, long-haul trucks, according to Michael Hightower, a senior technical specialist at Sandia National Laboratories. "I expect natural gas and LNG to become increasingly dominant in the US over the next 10 years," he told the staff subcommittee on gas during a F...
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