The Jones Act Means Puerto Rico Can’t Import Marcellus LNG

A recent article by the American Enterprise Institute tackles the issue of how the Jones Act is keeping Puerto Ricans from fully recovering from Hurricane Maria, which happened in 2017. Puerto Rico is U.S. territory, subject to U.S. laws. One of those laws is the 1920 Jones Act, which makes it illegal to ship anything from one U.S. port to another U.S. port if the ship was not made here in the U.S. and crewed by Americans (under a U.S. “flag”). Since there are zero LNG carriers manufactured in the U.S.–that means Puerto Rico can’t receive U.S. LNG (in particular Marcellus LNG) to help in its recovery. What a travesty.

Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!)
You do not have permission to view the comments.

Please Login to post a comment