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WASHINGTON (May 21, 2018) – The Center for LNG (CLNG) is pleased to be the newest sponsor of TRANSCAER®, a voluntary national outreach effort that educates and assists first responders in communities near transportation routes on how to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident.

“On behalf of the entire National TRANSCAER® Task Group, I am excited to welcome the Center for LNG and its members,” said Keith Silverman, chairman of the National TRANSCAER® Task Group and vice president global operations, quality and EHS at Ashland. “CLNG represents a variety of LNG-related projects and issues, and I know our first responders will benefit from the experience and expertise that they will bring to the table.”

CLNG represents the full LNG value chain, including producers, shippers, terminal operators and developers, providing it with unique insight into the ways LNG is used and transported here and around the world.

“We’re excited to connect with an organization like TRANSCAER®, which does a great job of providing education and training support for the first responder community,” said Charlie Riedl, Executive Director of CLNG. “We look forward to sharing information and best practices in the LNG industry that will help first responders do their jobs with greater safety.”

CLNG advocates for public policies that advance the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the United States, and its export internationally.

Other national TRANSCAER® sponsors include: American Chemistry Council, API, Association of American Railroads, CHEMTREC®, Industrial Steel Drum Institute, Renewable Fuels Association, The Chlorine Institute, The Fertilizer Institute.


TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities prepare for and respond to possible hazardous material transportation incidents. TRANSCAER is sponsored by the American Chemistry Council, American Petroleum Institute, the Association of American Railroads, CHEMTREC®, Industrial Steel Drum Institute, The Chlorine Institute, The Fertilizer Institute and the Renewable Fuels Association. Transportation partners include the National Volunteer Fire Council, U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Management Office of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and U.S Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration. For more information on TRANSCAER, please visit


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