Gov. Fallin issues executive order on state-wide propane shortag

Gov. Fallin issues executive order on state-wide propane shortage

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Gov. Mary Fallin has issued an executive order which declares a state of emergency to help Oklahomans restore their supply of propane.

Extreme winter conditions and multiple storms have depleted the supply of local propane across the state. The order waives the licensing requirements for eligible out-of-state propane transports.

It also allows drivers to exceed the number of hours and consecutive days they can transport the fuel in Oklahoma.

According to a release from the Governor's office, propane is commonly used for heating homes in rural areas not served by natural gas. Oklahoma is home to approximately 400,000 propane customers.

The order is effective through Feb. 4.

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