Governor’s Office of Energy, Department of Agriculture issue guidance to fuel providers during COVID-19


Carson City, NV - March 19, 2020

Media Contacts                                              

David Bobzien, Director

Governor’s Office of Energy   

dbobzien@energy.nv.gov

775-434-3094

 

Rebecca Allured, Public Information Officer

Nevada Department of Agriculture

rallured@agri.nv.gov

775-842-3530              

Governor’s Office of Energy, Department of Agriculture issue guidance to fuel providers during COVID-19

CARSON CITY – The Governor’s Office of Energy and the Nevada Department of Agriculture issued additional guidance today that all elements of the fuel supply chain are considered essential services in accordance with the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative (Initiative). Fuel providers are recommended to remain open for business, including:

 

           Pipeline operators

           Distribution terminals

           Tanker trucks

           Fuel wholesalers

           Electric vehicle chargers

           Registered Service Agents repairing or calibrating fuel dispensing equipment

 

This guidance follows what was outlined in the Initiative issued yesterday from Nevada Health Response Center regarding essential and non-essential services and sectors. It listed essential services recommended to remain open, notably “gas stations & truck stops,” but did not specifically list all elements of the fuel supply chain. Although these businesses may remain open, the Nevada Health Response Center maintains that all employees and patrons employ strict social distancing practices. For more information about the Initiative, please visit: nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.

According to state analysts, fuel supply availability is ample and there are currently no disruptions to the fuel supply.

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About the Governor's Office of Energy

The Governor’s Office of Energy oversees energy programs required through statute and those that help to meet the mission of the office, which is to ensure the wise development of Nevada’s energy resources in harmony with local community economic needs and Nevada natural resources. For more information about the Governor’s Office of Energy, please visit energy.nv.gov.

 

About the Department of Agriculture, Division of Consumer Equitability

The Department of Agriculture’s Division of Consumer Equitability offers consumer and marketplace protection through the Petroleum Technology and Weights and Measures programs. The Division also administers the following programs: Public Weighmaster Program, Registered Service Agency Program, Metrology, and Consumer Complaints regarding fuel or devices. For more information about the Division of Consumer Equitability, please visit agri.nv.gov/CE/.