Trump Tariffs Will Squeeze US Energy Project Work

Law360 (March 9, 2018, 6:57 PM EST) -- The steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump will hike the price of virtually every energy development project, experts say, from oil and gas pipelines to offshore wind and utility-scale solar farms.

While the specific impacts of the 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports won't be fully known for a while — Trump gave the U.S. Department of Commerce plenty of leeway to exempt countries or specific products — the prospect of certain project components becoming either...
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