Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared an energy emergency in Michigan this week, due to shortages of diesel and gasoline in the state’s Upper Peninsula caused by a pipeline shutdown in Wisconsin.
The declaration, issued July 24, suspends hours-of-service regulations for drivers transporting diesel, gasoline and jet fuel.
The HOS exemption for fuel carriers remains in effect until it is rescinded or until Aug. 7, whichever comes first.
A leak in the 70,000 barrels-per-day West Shore pipeline in Wisconsin, which carries gasoline and diesel fuel, resulted in the pipeline being shut down for four days earlier this month, Reuters reported.