The transport of hydrogen chloride is currently allowed in tank cars in the US. Hydrogen Chloride is a gas that forms acid when its inhaled and leads to severe burns. But the railcars used for its transport are safe enough to transport it. LNG on the other side is non-toxic, non-corrosive, does not explode and does not even burn as such. The only rail cars I know of are those from Chart Chemicals and knowing Cart I would endeavor to claim that they are safer than any other chemicals and hydrocarbons vessel that currently moves through the US. All LNG containments are double walled, vacuum insulated. Those are not the crap railcars transporting crude. LNG has a reputation for extreme safety and a record to match. Electric cars are way more dangerous than LNG as the batteries do sometimes explode with no warning. This happens all the time. How many LNG containers have exploded without warning so far? Right – none in more than 50 years.
Just before 01.00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on 6 July 2013, an unmanned 72-car freight train carrying crude oil began its fateful descent from Nantes in Quebec, Canada, towards the town of Lac-Mégantic, 6.8 miles away.