January 30, 2015
Washington, D.C. — NGVAmerica supports the decision made by the New York State Depart of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to adopt regulations that make liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities available to the transportation sector. The adopted regulations establish a permitting process for the safe construction and operation of new LNG facilities.
New York State is the third largest mover of freight in the U.S., is the country’s fourth largest user of fuel, and is home to the largest port on the Eastern seaboard. The construction of new LNG facilities will help connect New York to the rest of the Northeast and hasten the adoption of LNG as a clean-burning alternative fuel.
“New York’s adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure regulations is great news for the continued expansion of America’s natural gas highway,” said NGVAmerica President Matthew Godlewski. “Today’s announcement means clean-burning and low-cost natural gas can displace petroleum in some of the country’s busiest transportation corridors. New York regulators made an important decision for energy independence and the environment.”