The governor has issued a state of energy emergency in Ohio as regions experience a shortage of propane.
A combination of higher propane use at the end of last year and the current string of bad weather has slowed the transportation of this fuel to the state.
Gov. John Kasich’s proclamation lifts the rules on propane transportation in order to expedite the arrival of supply. David Field, executive vice president of the Ohio Propane Gas Association, explains.
“Normally trucks have regulations requiring various things, time for drivers to drive and so forth, and those things are being waived in order to increase the flow of transport into Ohio with propane," Field said.
Field says the extra rain in the state last year forced farmers to use more propane in order to dry their crops.