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Propane Shortage Emergency Extended to March

 
Propane Shortage Emergency Extended to March
Posted Wednesday, February 12th 2014 @ 4am  by Michigan Radio Network

Governor Snyder has extended a State of Energy Emergency in Michigan until March 1 due to a shortage of propane in the state.

The propane shortage and severe winter weather have caused delivery delays and unusually high prices for customers in the state who rely on heating oil and propane.

The executive order extends hours of service waivers for those who deliver heating oil and propane, enabling these individuals to exceed the number of hours and consecutive days in which they can work.

Last week, Snyder announced further steps the state is taking to help Michiganders who have been affected by the shortage, including additional heating and financial assistance and efforts to increase supply.

Those efforts have started to show results. More than a million gallons of propane have been delivered by rail to storage facilities in Marysville over the past week and more is expected to continue arriving.

Additionally, supplies in the Upper Peninsula have also improved since a facility in Rapid River went back online in January, and unprecedented amounts of propane are now being delivered to facilities in Kincheloe.

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