On March 11, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied an application by Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. (Jordan Cove) for authority under Section 3 of the Natural Gas
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New York State has not exactly been a haven for the natural gas industry these past few years, serving as the epicenter of the anti-fracking movement.  It is also one of the few states that does not permit Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueling stations, due to the application of an out-of-date 1970s statute.  That may soon change, however, as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently issued proposed regulations that would finally authorize the siting and construction of LNG fueling stations.  See 6 NYCRR Part 570 (proposed).  The proposed regulations tout the environmental benefits of LNG as an alternative to diesel as fuel in heavy-duty trucks.  DEC is also responding to new interest expressed by the long-haul trucking industry in employing LNG engines as an alternative to diesel engines.  While LNG engines are expected to cost more than diesel engines, the existing price differential between LNG and diesel can save as much as $30,000 per year in fuel based on the number of miles driven by the typical 18-wheeler.  This price differential would more than pay for the increased cost of LNG engines.
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