Waterway LNG Parity Act Brought Before US Congress

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By NGV Global Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) for LNG bunkering (© Q-LNG Transport)
U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have for the third time brought the Waterway LNG Parity Act before Congress. This bill requires excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline.
This bill was previously introduced in 2015 (114th Congress – SB2378) and again in 2017 (115th Congress – S.505) but was not enacted.
“Diesel fuels should not be provided better tax treatment than natural gas,” said

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