Gov Walz signs order giving fuel transporters emergency relief from regulation
@ap.news FILE - Incumbent Governor Tim Walz debates gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen in the third and final gubernatorial debate at the Fitzgerald Theater, Oct. 28, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Nicole Neri, File)

Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order Wednesday that will give Minnesota fuel transporters emergency relief from regulations.  

The order will help to address the high demand for propane due to the onset of winter and recent powerful storms across the state.  Recent weather events and road closures severely impeded travel, including the transportation of propane, according to the governor’s office.  Those closures led to a backlog of propane deliveries, compounded by increased energy consumption due to sub-zero temperatures.

About 10 percent of Minnesota households use propane as their primary heating fuel, more commonly in rural areas.

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