Governor Mike Pence today joined fellow governors from the Midwestern Governors Association in signing a letter to President Barack Obama requesting immediate assistance to address the current propane supply shortage across the Midwest.
The letter calls on the entire Administration, including the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and any other relevant agencies to take any possible steps to increase propane supplies through any means of transport.
“As Midwestern governors, we have been working in our individual states and throughout the region to manage this fuel shortage by declaring states of emergency, loosening regulatory restrictions, and providing financial assistance to those in need,” the letter reads.
Pence last week announced new steps to ease the propane shortage, including a loosening of restrictions on hours of service for propane transporters and increasing financial assistance for low-income Hoosiers’ energy bills.
Claire McInerny contributed to this report.