Kasich Issues Emergency Energy Order

Atish Baidya

Updated Tue, Jan 21, 2014 10:54 am
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Ohio Governor John Kasich

Governor John Kasich issued a statewide energy emergency declaration over the weekend aimed at expediting shipments of propane gas.

The expedited shipments will help with tight supplies due to the recent cold spell, according to a press release from the administration.  It also comes ahead of another round of frigid winter weather.

The declaration allows shippers who are transporting propane or heating oil to drive more hours and consecutive days than normally allowed by law.

Kasich is also asking the federal government to take steps to expedite shipments so supplies can come in more quickly from other states.