Gov. Snyder Declares State of Energy Emergency In Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder has declared a State of Energy Emergency due to a temporary propane shortage in the Upper Peninsula. 

The shortage was caused by increased demand due to higher than average usage for crop drying, winter weather setting in sooner and more severely than anticipated, and repair to the Cochin propane pipeline serving the Upper Midwest. 

The executive order suspends state and federal regulations relating to hours-of-service for motor carriers and drivers transporting propane in Michigan. Drivers can now work more hours and days operating commercial vehicles. 

Governor Snyder says, “This executive order will help make sure that there is enough supply in the coming days and weeks until problems are resolved.”