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Business Council testifies for NYS LNG regulations

IMAG37412Yesterday, Darren Suarez, director of government affairs for The Business Council, testified in support of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation LNG regulation at a hearing in Albany.

The Business Council supports LNG regulation, or Part 570, because its adoption will allow New York manufacturers and operators of heavy-duty vehicles to remain competitive with business owners and operators in other states with access to LNG facilities.  Several fleet operators have expressed interest in using LNG to reduce their transportation cost and New York businesses have expressed interest in developing LNG facilities, including fueling facilities for heavy-duty trucks.

The Council also notes that the regulation embraces an established and tested national accepted protocol for the design of LNG facilities, as detailed in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes.