- Sep 7, 2022 9:45 pm GMT
This is a really big deal here in New England. The Jones Act is raising electricity prices across New England from $40/MW to over $400/MW.
What's the Jones Act you say?
the Jones Act requires shipments between U.S. ports to be done with American-built vessels that are manned by a majority American crew.
Trick question: How many LNG Tankers in service today are American-built vessels that are manned by a majority American crew ?
Answer: Two-thirds of the global LNG vessels in service today were built in South Korea, according to Braemar, versus 22 percent from Japan, 7 percent from China, and the rest made in France, Spain and the United States.
There simply are not enough American made LNG tankers in service to meet New England's energy needs so LNG, which is reasonably priced in Texas, is shipped to New England by foreign made tankers with foreign crews resulting in "wicked* high" LNG costs resulting in "wicked* high" electricity prices for New England.
* wicked is the New England way of saying "painfully"
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