Gov. Holcomb Signs Executive Order to Minimize Fuel Supply Disruptions

The executive order was signed following an electrical fire at the BP Whiting refinery.

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric Holcomb has signed an Executive Order to minimize disruption of fuel supply following a fire at the BP Whiting refinery.

The executive order signed by the governor temporarily waves regulations regarding vapor pressure requirements on fuel standards and lifts restrictions on hours of service relating to motor carriers and drivers transporting fuel.

The temporary suspensions are meant to expedite the refining and transporting of fuel through Indiana.

The BP Whiting refinery shut down production on August 24 following an electrical fire. The refinery provided up to 25 percent of the refined fuel used in Indiana before the temporary shutdown.

Click HERE to view the executive order.

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