AAR, Class I carriers evaluate prospects of LNG use in rail industry

09/9/2013 | RailwayAge.com

Representatives from the Association of American Railroads, BNSF, Canadian National, and Union Pacific assessed the viability of liquefied natural gas as an alternative locomotive fuel during the 2013 GE Transportation/Norfolk Southern Railroad Sustainability Symposium. "There are huge environmental and economic benefits associated with going to LNG," said Bob Fronczak, AAR assistant vice president environmental and hazmat. "We believe that LNG's greenhouse gas emissions will be lower than diesel fuel, able to meet Tier 4 standards, though there is no data at present to support this."

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