Here’s what happens when foreign ships can’t deliver heating oil by sea
Aug 30, 2022

Here’s what happens when foreign ships can’t deliver heating oil by sea

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First, reports on consumer confidence and jobs emerged today, offering up a clearer picture on what's been a weird economy thus far. We delve into the Jones Act and its role in heating oil shortages. The BBC reports on the arrival of a grain ship in time to aid drought-ridden east Africa. The spike in diesel fuel prices has left an impact on rural business.

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In rural areas, the high cost of diesel is driving up the cost of doing business

Aug 30, 2022
Rural Americans often travel longer distances or use diesel-based equipment, so they are disproportionately affected by fuel prices.
People living in rural areas are feeling the squeeze of higher diesel prices because they often drive longer distances and use diesel-reliant equipment.
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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
Jarrett Dang Production Assistant

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