EMA Urges White House To Address Home Heating Oil Supply Issues
October 31, 2022
Last Thursday, EMA sent a letter to the White House urging the Administration to address the negative impact of low heating oil supply that is already being felt by residential consumers and heating oil dealers.
To address this challenge, EMA requested that the Administration immediately take the following steps:
— Issue an immediate hours of service waiver for heating oil drivers for the duration of the winter heating season.
— Temporarily waive the Jones Act so that foreign vessels can replenish low heating oil inventory in the Northeast.
— Include an additional $1 billion emergency supplemental appropriation for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Fiscal Year 2023 federal appropriations legislation.