Luetkemeyer, MO Delegation Send Letter to FERC Regarding Dire Gas Shortages Caused by Weather
Washington, February 18, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and the Missouri delegation sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the critical energy situation caused by weather events across the Midwest. Excerpts and the link to the full letter can be found below.
“Due to the surge in energy demand across the state, residents have been experiencing electricity outages, rolling blackouts, and controlled service interruptions during an incredibly precarious time as temperatures continue to drop. Our offices have also received information suggesting that limited supplies of natural gas are also exacerbating the situation and are forcing utility providers to find alternative sources of energy during this time of emergency…”
“We respectfully request FERC to expeditiously review the circumstances of this situation as it relates to natural gas supplies, the rates of interstate transmission of natural gas, and take the necessary steps needed to address this crisis. In light of these challenges, we need to ensure there is an adequate supply of affordable energy and natural gas for families, farmers, and businesses in Missouri and the Midwest.”
The full letter can be found HERE.