Friday, May 14, 2021

Citgo Revealed as Recipient of Second Jones Act Waiver

By Laura Sanicola and Susan Heavey NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – The Biden administration granted oil refiner Citgo Petroleum a Jones Act shipping waiver allowing it to move fuel...

May 14, 2021
Total Views: 3368

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Valero Secures Biden’s First Jones Act Waiver for Foreign Tanker

UPDATE: The Biden administration has issued a second waiver of U.S. shipping requirements as it seeks to get more fuel to the East Coast in the wake of the Colonial...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 1437

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Maritime Unions Address Jones Act Waiver: ‘Could Have Been Worse’

We’re hearing from maritime unions and other stakeholders regarding the Jones Act waiver that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has issued to help alleviate fuel supply issues along...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 3260

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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White House: Foreign Shipping Companies Need to Prove Need for Jones Act Waiver

The White House said the Biden Administration was ready to review Jones Act waiver requests from companies that can show insufficient domestic capacity, but stopped short of saying it would...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 3177

Friday, March 13, 2020
Maritime News

Shale Drillers Float Jones Act Waiver

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — U.S. oil companies battered by the crude price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia are encouraging the Trump administration to waive a law that mandates...

March 13, 2020
Total Views: 39

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Maritime News

No Jones Act Waivers as Marine Markets Return to Normal After Canadian Pipeline Explosion

The explosion on the Enbridge natural gas pipeline on October 9, spectacular as it was, never drove the West Coast marine oil market to seek Jones Act waivers.  Although one...

October 24, 2018
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Maritime News

House Bill Seeks 5-Year Moratorium of Jones Act in Puerto Rico

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) have introduced a bill that would place a 5-year moratorium of the Jones Act in Puerto Rico as the U.S. commonwealth...

October 10, 2017
Total Views: 45

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dozens of U.S. Offshore Supply Vessels Awaiting Call to Assist in Puerto Rico

Dozens of U.S.-flagged offshore supply vessels are ready and waiting to assist in the humanitarian relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands if they are called on...

October 4, 2017
Total Views: 65

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Maritime News

U.S. Maritime Industry Dispels Jones Act Misinformation in Washington

American shipping industry executives were in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to participate in a panel discussion during a House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Democrats hearing on the Jones Act and its...

October 3, 2017
Total Views: 17

Thursday, September 28, 2017
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Crowley Maritime: Puerto Rico Jones Act Waiver ‘Not Needed’

U.S. shipping company and leading Jones Act carrier Crowley Maritime Corp. issued a statement Thursday opposing the Trump administration’s decision to approve a 10-day waiver of the Jones Act in...

September 28, 2017
Total Views: 56

Friday, September 22, 2017
Maritime News

Unused Jones Act Waiver Set to Expire at Midnight

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not further extend the limited Jones Act waiver applying to tankers transporting fuel in hurricane-hit areas of the United States, which will allow...

September 22, 2017
Total Views: 106

Friday, September 15, 2017

Phillips 66 Uses Jones Act Waiver to Book Foreign Tanker as U.S.-Flagged ‘Armada’ Heads for Florida

Phillips 66 has taken advantage of the U.S. Department of Homeland Securities’ temporary Jones Act waiver applying to tankers in response to fuel shortages in the southeast United States in...

September 15, 2017
Total Views: 20

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Crowley: 18 Jones Act Tankers Sent to Refuel Florida

Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation says it has dispatched 18 company-owned or operated Jones Act tankers to discharge gasoline and diesel fuel into Florida ports in the coming days. The mobilization...

September 14, 2017
Total Views: 69

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DHS Extends Jones Act Waiver and Broadens Geographic Area Covered, But Many Questions Still Unanswered

By Eric Lee and J. Michael Cavanaugh (Holland & Knight) – Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has issued an extension of the original Sept. 8 Jones Act waiver to Sept. 22....

September 14, 2017
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

U.S. Extends Jones Act Waiver in Wake of Hurricanes Irma, Harvey

The Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Secretary, Elaine Duke, has extended the limited Jones Act waiver for tankers that it had issued last week ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in...

September 13, 2017
Total Views: 23

Friday, September 8, 2017

DHS Secretary Duke Signs Jones Act Waiver to Secure Fuel After Major Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday said it was temporarily waiving the Jones Act for tankers to ensure enough fuel reaches emergency responders and affected areas during Hurricane...

September 8, 2017
Total Views: 30

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Senator McCain Sets Crosshairs on Jones Act Build Requirement (Again!)

Once again U.S. Senator John McCain [R-AZ] has his crosshairs set on the Jones Act with an amendment he intends to attach to a proposed energy bill that would eliminate...

January 30, 2016
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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New Jersey Senators Defend Jones Act in Salt Shortage Crisis

New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have released a joint-statement today in defense of the Jones Act after it was wrongfully blamed for a shortage of road salt in New Jersey.

February 26, 2014
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Horizon Lines Seeking Foreign Yard for Dual Fuel Conversions

Horizon Lines is in the preliminary stages of converting two of its Jones Act-qualified, steam-powered containerships to the use of dual fuel... at a foreign shipyard!

June 19, 2013
Total Views: 42

Friday, November 16, 2012

Gasoline Advances in New York as Jones Act Waiver Expires

(Bloomberg) — Gasoline advanced for the first time in three days in New York Harbor as the waiver of shipping regulations following Hurricane Sandy approaches an end even as supplies...

November 16, 2012
Total Views: 5