Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a bill that would exempt propane shipments from the Jones Act, Peter Iacobucci told members of the Propane Gas Association of New England during the group’s Summer Meeting at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook, Connecticut, June 26-28.
A PGANE delegation teamed up with members of the Rocky Mountain Propane Gas Association to visit the office of Sen. Lee as part of Propane Days in Washington D.C., organized by the National Propane Gas Association.
“This was a very productive meeting and it was impressive to see associations across our country joining forces to lessen Jones Act restrictions to benefit not only our industry, but to allow American propane to be shipped to New England to benefit our customers who need affordable clean-burning propane,” Iacobucci, chairman of PGANE, said. The Jones Act requires all goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported by U.S. vessels.
PGANE received a $50,000 grant from PERC to pilot a joint program with Vets 2 Techs in the Northeast, Iacobucci also reported. “We are already seeing success from this program and members including Paraco Gas, LP Transportation, and Superior Plus Propane, have already participated with Vets 2 Techs and attended military job fair events.”
Pictured on the home page: Propane Angels getting ready for their scholarship fundraising ride. Photo courtesy of PGANE.