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Tariff exemption denied for $1.1B Texas pipeline project

Shell and Chevron got better news from the Commerce Department. The department granted both Shell and Chevron exemptions so that the companies could buy Japanese steel for drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Houston Chronicle. According to Paint Square, however, those companies have been denied several requests as well. Kinder Morgan is reportedly still waiting on a decision as to whether it can use foreign steel on its $1.7 billion Gulf Coast Express Pipeline project.

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