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Nova Scotia approves trucking of compressed natural gas

HALIFAX, N.S. -- The province of Nova Scotia has given the green light to the transportation by truck of compressed natural gas.


HALIFAX, N.S. — The province of Nova Scotia has given the green light to the transportation by truck of compressed natural gas.

The move was made to reduce the cost of natural gas for hospitals, universities and other users that could not access the gas by pipeline. The decision to allow gas to be delivered by truck was made following the recommendation of an independent review.

The report concluded that delivery to customers without pipeline access should be treated the same as fuel oil and propane delivery. It could create new business opportunities for trucking companies.

“Trucking compressed natural gas in a competitive marketplace could save our industrial sector tens of millions of dollars a year in energy costs,” said Energy Minister Charlie Parker. “This makes our companies more competitive and saves our universities and hospitals money that can be spent in the classroom or on patient care.”

Trucking providers will be governed by existing transportation of dangerous materials regulations. The new rules will be reviewed after five years. The report can be read at www.gov.ns.ca/energy.


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1 Comment » for Nova Scotia approves trucking of compressed natural gas
  1. Tony says:

    What are the dangers in trucking natural gas OTR. are any special Tankers needed or is our existing equipment ready to do the Job. Driver’s of tankers usually are paid more and why are there not more opportunities for most driver’s to work in this field. Some companies like SEABOARD are very difficult to work for. (1)scratch and you are gone to the curb. I know other companies who are just as professional and not so hard. I would love to haul this product if given the training and chance to do so.

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