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Transporting natural gas by train: the greener way to go

Japex pitches method in US and Europe as alternative to trucks

The extensive U.S. railway network could help in transporting LNG efficiently.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan Petroleum Exploration is promoting rail transport as an environmentally friendly way to distribute liquefied natural gas in the U.S. and Europe, which have extensive track networks.

The company, known as Japex, says its method of combining trains and trucks can slash carbon dioxide emissions by 80%, compared to using trucks alone. It is offering paid feasibility studies and consulting services to local railway operators and other businesses in the West and elsewhere. 

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