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Graves’ Request to Help Relieve Fuel Crisis Approved by Secretary of Energy

September 2, 2021
Press Release
Department of Energy to Release Strategic Petroleum Reserves for Gasoline Shortage

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) requested immediate assistance to relieve fuel supply shortages in Louisiana and other areas of the Gulf Coast that were just hit by Hurricane Ida.

The U.S. Secretary of Energy just announced they will utilize the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to do so. This is a quick and appropriate solution to help address fuel shortages across South Louisiana.

“This is a great step forward in helping to address the closure of the Mississippi River, pipelines shutdown and power outages that are preventing the availability to gasoline to run live-saving generators and vehicles. The next step to this is getting generator or grid power to our refineries.”

Graves called for this action to be taken last night.