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No requests to waive Jones Act in wake of Colonial Pipeline shutdown, U.S. says

Holding tanks are pictured at Colonial Pipeline's Linden Junction Tank Farm in Woodbridge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has not received any requests to waive the Jones Act in response to the shutdown since Friday of the Colonial Pipeline due to a ransomware attack, a spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Monday.

Washington has only rarely waived the Jones Act to help relieve fuel supply constraints. The Jones Act requires goods moved between U.S. ports to be carried by ships built domestically and staffed by U.S. crews.

(Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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