The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Sunday approved a temporary Jones Act waiver for an LNG cargo destined for Puerto Rico in order to ensure the island has electricity as it recovers from Hurricane Fiona.

Puerto Rico LNG Imports

The Jones Act requires all maritime cargo transport between U.S. ports to occur on U.S. flagged vessels. 

“In support of the Puerto Rican people as they continue to recover from Hurricane Fiona, I have approved a temporary and targeted Jones Act waiver to address the unique and urgent need for liquified natural gas in Puerto Rico,” said DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. 

“As with the previous waiver,” Mayorkas added, “the decision to approve was made in consultation with the Departments of Transportation and Energy to assess the justification for the...