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America Has Plenty of Natural Gas. So Why Is New England Left Out in the Cold?

Ryan Dezember and David Uberti of The Wall Street Journal report on New England’s natural gas woes.

The C3 Take
  • The U.S. is the largest oil and gas producer, yet New England does not reap the benefits of this production.
  • One primary reason is that the region has shut down plans to build critical energy infrastructure like pipelines in the region.
  • Additionally, policies like the Jones Act prevent New England from accessing U.S. LNG and force the region to source their energy from more expensive countries like Trinidad and Tobago.

“The tankers of cheap gas loaded along the Gulf Coast aren’t allowed to deliver to Everett or anywhere else in the U.S. due to the Jones Act, a 1920 law meant to preserve the domestic shipbuilding industry that restricts domestic shipping routes to U.S.-built and American-crewed vessels.”

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