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ragincajun03
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New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices

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Energy consumers and utilities in New England are growing annoyed with high energy prices and the prospect of a shortage this winter because of record U.S. gas exports to Europe.

The Financial Times reports that executives from local utilities have been calling for government assistance to prevent the squeeze, and have slammed the Jones Act for preventing more gas from reaching the Northeast coast.

The Jones Act, a wartime legislation from a century ago, prohibits non-U.S.-flagged vessels from delivering goods between U.S. ports. This means that no LNG tanker can move gas from the Gulf Coast to New England because there are no U.S.-flagged LNG tankers in the world.


“You would think that charity would begin at home?.?.?.?that American fuel would go to American ports,” Joe Nolan, chief executive of Eversource Energy, told the FT in an interview. “We’re going to have to compete just like everybody else — in the global market.”

Aggravating the energy security problem for New Englanders is the fact that a lot of them use heating oil to heat their homes during winter. Heating oil, like other middle distillates, is in short supply right now. This has driven bills higher, in some cases much higher, the WSJ reported earlier this week.

Even blackouts are not out of the question for the region, the WSJ said in an earlier report from October, citing the grid operator of New England, ISO New England Inc. According to the company, if the winter happens to be colder than usual, the scarcity of gas supply could strain the grid and potentially necessitate blackouts.

“The most challenging aspect of this winter is what’s happening around the world and the extreme volatility in the markets,” Vamsi Chadalavada, ISO New England’s chief operating officer, told the WSJ. “If you are in the commercial sector, at what point do you buy fuel?”


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ReasonableGuy
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
You get what you VOTE for


Deuces
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
As they pull the lever for the Potato In Chief
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Topwater Trout
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
Bunch of dumbasses


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crap4brain
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
Its ok, I'm sure the government will be sending them checks soon to pay for it. Just print more money.


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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
Scruffy has zero fricks to give.


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Ace Midnight
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
Wait, the high energy prices they just voted for, or the high energy prices they will vote for in 2024?


genuineLSUtiger
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
That’s a real shame.


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Apparently not high enough to change their voting habits.


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upgrayedd
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
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Wait, the high energy prices they just voted for, or the high energy prices they will vote for in 2024?


And, from what I've heard, places like MA have laws that ban installation of pipelines.


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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
I remember a catch phrase from decades ago when folks who produced hydrocarbons had to wait in gas lines with folks who produced words and taxes.

:Let the Bastards freeze in the Dark


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FightinTigersDammit
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Let the bastards freeze in the dark


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chryso
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
If only there was a president who wanted to take care of America first.


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TROLA
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
Oh well



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You get what you VOTE for


So why do we have so many people bitching about shitty Louisiana and moving out? I thought they wanted that?


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New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices


No they're not.


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Areddishfish
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
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Aggravating the energy security problem for New Englanders is the fact that a lot of them use heating oil to heat their homes during winter. Heating oil, like other middle distillates, is in short supply


Also expensive af


tonydtigr
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re: New Englanders Are Fed Up With High Energy Prices
Maybe Uncle Festermann will come to the rescue.


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