From the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), to which the SIU is affiliated:
WASHINGTON — The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today released the following statement responding to an unjustified Jones Act waiver request in relation to energy prices.
“This unjustified Jones Act waiver request by Gunvor would pad the profits of foreign oil traders without delivering meaningful savings at the gas pump for American families. It’s a simple fact that the cost of gasoline is primarily driven by the price of crude oil and the processing of gas, which is spiking. The Jones Act is not a cost driver for increased gas prices, representing less than one cent per gallon of the overall cost of gasoline on average. Waiving the Jones Act outsources U.S. jobs and undermines America’s long-term economic security.”
– Ku’uhaku Park, President of the American Maritime Partnership