© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Economy

Harvey prompts Gov. Snyder to Declare State Energy Emergency

Rick Snyder
WKAR-MSU
/
Gov. Rick Snyder (R) Michigan

Michigan has declared a state of energy emergency to address fuel supply problems resulting from Harvey.

Gov. Rick Snyder's office says he issued an executive order Thursday.

It allows the suspension of some vapor pressure regulations for petroleum products being trucked in some areas across the state.

Snyder says his executive order "will help ensure there are no artificial shortages of fuel impacting the state's residents or visitors."

Harvey made landfall Aug. 25 along Texas' Gulf Coast as a Category 4 hurricane.

It has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but the storm and widespread flooding have temporarily shut down key oil and gas facilities in that area.

Dearborn-based auto club AAA Michigan said earlier this week that gas prices statewide had risen by about 6 cents per gallon.

Related Content
News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.