No Jones Act waivers sought as a result of pipeline explosion

The explosion on the Enbridge natural gas pipeline on October 9th has not led the US west coast marine oil market to seek Jones Act waivers, Reuters reported.

One oil major was said to have been contemplating Jones Act waivers, but there was sufficient Jones Act-compliant equipment in the Pacific Northwest and idle in the Gulf to meet emergency supply needs.

Pacific Northwest refinery production was reduced for only a day and half as the 30” pipeline adjacent to 36” pipeline that exploded was brought on line.

The Enbridge Pipeline connects to the Northwest Pipeline which supplies natural gas to the refineries in Anacortes, Washington.