The upper Northeast relies on rail for shipments of crude oil, natural gas and fuel products more than other regions because of a lack of pipelines.
Even if LNG by rail does not work, New Fortress could still transport LNG to the port by truck.
Baker Hughes and PAO NOVATEK have signed a cooperation agreement on Feb. 1 aimed at reducing carbon emissions from natural gas and LNG production.
U.S. President Donald Trump has issued a presidential permit for a private-sector proposal to build a railway from Canada’s oil sands to ports in Alaska, a project that still faces numerous hurdles.
Options to move crude from Canada, the world's fourth-largest producer, are useful, but A2A is "a very challenged project," said Dennis McConaghy, a former pipeline executive at TransCanada, now known as TC Energy.
PHMSA says the state’s limits on vapor pressure won’t reduce the chance of explosions.
Protesters have blocked lines in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta in solidarity with a British Columbia aboriginal band seeking to stop the construction of a gas pipeline over its land.
Attorneys general urge PHMSA to withdraw the proposal pending safety studies.