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New York State Considering LNG Permitting

October 23, 2013

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New York could see LNG filling stations under new proposed regulations.
New York could see LNG filling stations under new proposed regulations.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed regulations to allow the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas facilities under DEC permits, according to the New York Motor Truck Association. These facilities include truck fueling stations and LNG storage areas.

New York is currently the only state in the nation that does not allow the construction of LNG facilities, or the intrastate transport of the commodity.

The public comment period on the proposed regulation runs through Nov. 4.

DEC said it expects most of the early permits will be issued for small facilities that will supply fuel to long-haul and fleet trucks that use LNG as a substitute for diesel fuel.   

The proposed regulations will not affect the existing statutory moratorium which prohibits new LNG facilities in New York City.

The proposed rule may be found on the N.Y. DEC website

A public information meeting will be held in Albany on Oct. 30 at 10:00 a.m., while a public hearing will begin at 2:00 p.m. Both meetings will take place at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

Further information is available from the New York Motor Truck Association, by calling 518-458-9696 or by emailing Kendra White, Executive Director, at kwhite@nytrucks.org.    

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