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Fri January 25, 2013
Michigan's governor declares Energy Emergency in parts of the Upper Peninsula
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has declared a State of Energy Emergency in part of the Upper Peninsula.
There’s a shortage of propane in parts of the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin.
According to the governor’s state of energy emergency declaration, high demand for propane, coupled with repairs on a propane pipeline terminal has resulted in a temporary shortage.
The executive order suspends regulations restricting how many hours a day propane truck drivers can operate. Drivers must travel longer distances to get to where propane is available.
Michigan and Wisconsin are not alone in dealing with a shortage of propane this winter.
Governors in Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona also declared emergencies earlier this month because of a shortage of propane.