Skip to comments.Kasich: State of emergency for Ohio, National Guard on alert
Posted on 01/21/2014 6:28:15 AM PST by Whenifhow
CINCINNATI Ohio Gov. John Kasich has declared a statewide energy emergency for all 88 counties. The declaration was made in order to expedite the shipment of propane and heating oil to rural parts of the state.
Kasich's declaration temporarily eases regulations on shipping companies and delivery drivers. They will be allowed to drive more hours and more consecutive days than they normally would, as long as they can still do so safely, the declaration read.
Those longer hours are meant to help companies make the necessary deliveries of propane and heating oil to customers, as they are needed.
This declaration will remain in effect until the emergency is over, but by law the emergency authorization is only valid for 30 days.
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The Ohio National Guard has been placed on standby and will be available to help in any county, as requested, Kasich said. They were authorized to transport shipments of propane and heating oil, if needed.
Kasich also encouraged Ohioans to check on their neighbors, especially older adults and families with young children.
Anyone who needed help was urged to call their county emergency management agency.
Read state of emergency proclamation
What’s the deal? Why is there a lack of propane and heating oil for people? I’m pretty sure that OH has experienced winter before. ;)
“Why is there a lack of propane and heating oil for people?”
My question exactly, what’s up with this all of a sudden?
Bush’s fault, obviously! ;)
The declaration allows shippers, with valid commercial driver licenses who are transporting propane or heating oil, to drive more hours and more consecutive days than they normally would as long as they can still do so safely.
Above is from a different article - link below
Statewide Energy Emergency Declared
Yes, but they haven’t experienced leftism on this scale before.
Wonder if there were some recent new “regulations” on truck drivers.
Midwest, Northeast brace for snow, frigid air as propane shortage lingers
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared an emergency because of the shortage. He issued an executive order Jan. 10 loosening rules for trucks carrying propane and fuel oil. The order allows the trucks to be on the road more hours and more days in a row.
I live in Ohio and I think this is just to get a head start on the polar weather headed our way. We aren’t going to see above zero temperatures for at least another week. This allows people to fill up and stay warm in anticipation of the cold weather. Anticipation? Ugh! I long to be in Florida right now.
No worries. Gubmint on the way. A little payback for your votes. Thanks 47%.
What a sad state of affairs when you have to declare a state of emergency in order to exercise common sense.
Greetings from a relocated Buckeye here in Florida after moving this past summer. Looks like I picked the right year to move.
Declaration of over-regulation? It’s comforting to know the government is here to save us. Their condescending compassion is nauseous. Perhaps taxes can be raised to alleviate problems they have created. Do bureaucrats ever experience unnecessary cold?
This explains it ....we started with a propane deficit and prices will “necessarily” have to rise.
Propane shortage adds to winter woes
However, the energy shortage is not just a result of families and business owners trying to keep buildings comfortable during the persistent cold spells. The Midwest started the winter with a propane deficit since a greater than usual amount of propane was used in November to dry corn crops during a rain-soaked harvest, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Propane prices in the Midwest will likely need to rise to keep propane in the region, according to the EIA.
In the middle of January, average propane prices across the nation were 58 cents per gallon higher than the same period last year, EIA reported.
Texas also had an ERCOT issued following a power outage recently. (Short term)
ERCOT Issues Emergency Alert After Power Plant Outage
Leftism on parade, sorry folks it is the law of the land these regulation are for you own good, freeze your rear ends off and rememer vote DemocRAT.
“I long to be in Florida right now.”
My kid and her family are there now, but unfortunately they are flying home to the DC area today. So far the flight is only delayed about 1/2 hour.
Praying and worrying here!
Stay warm as best you can!
Wisconsin did this weeks ago.
Did Ohioans wake up and find themselves in an Ayn Rand nightmare?
It's for the chiiildren...you see.
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