What is the Jones Act and what does it have to do with heating oil shortages?

Aug 30, 2022
Here's why a 1920 law established to protect the U.S. shipbuilding and merchant marine industry is making it more difficult to get fuel shipped to New England.
A U.S. Coast Guard vessel patrols in the Port of Los Angeles near a container ship  on June 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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A cold winter's coming, while heating fuel prices are at multiyear highs

Oct 25, 2021
A lot of people may be facing energy insecurity, or the "heat or eat dilemma" that already affects 1 in 3 households, one expert says.
The price of propane is at a multiyear high and is likely to stay that way through the winter. Above, propane is delivered to a Clinton, Wisconsin, farmhouse in 2014.
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