To help prevent potential gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel shortages, Governor Mark Gordon has signed an Executive Order putting in place temporary emergency rules for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, allowing drivers to make extra fuel deliveries. The order is effective now through August 20th.
Governor Gordon says, “It is critical that we have adequate fuel supplies. This is particularly necessary for air support during this fire season.”
Demand for fuel has increased due to post-pandemic travel in the United States, with increases in travel and tourism seen throughout the state. In addition, an early fire season has resulted in increased fire suppression efforts which have also impacted demand for various fuels across the western United States.