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Ohio Declares Statewide Energy Emergency

Posted by feww on January 20, 2014


Ohio Gov declares a state of emergency to speed up fuel shipments

Governor Kasich has declared a statewide energy emergency to speed up shipments of propane to the Mother of Presidents to keep the residents warm.

Ohio has experienced a spike in demand for propane gas both for residential and commercial deliveries due to multiple winter storms that have caused extreme winter conditions, dumping massive amounts of snow and freezing rain across the state.

Most homes in rural areas depend on propane deliveries for heating and cooking.

The emergency declaration waives the state licensing requirements for out-of-state propane transporters allowing them to bring propane into Ohio because of the fuel shortage throughout the state.

Earlier this month, Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the depleted supply of propane in Oklahoma.

Current – Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions & Permits

In addition to the state of Ohio, governors in at least 24 other states—Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin—have issued similar executive orders waving the licensing requirements for out-of-state propane transporters allowing them to bring propane into their respective states because of widespread fuel shortages, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Two other Emergency Declarations are currently in effect:

NOTE: The list of Emergency Declarations above may not be complete. Additional declarations may be in effect even if not listed here.

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