WASHINGTON – Members of the Missouri Congressional Delegation request a review of the natural gas supply after a surge in energy demand across the Midwest. During extreme winter weather, residents experienced electricity outages, rolling blackouts and controlled service interruptions.
Today, lawmakers sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting a review of the circumstances related to natural gas supplies.
“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,” the lawmakers write in the letter. “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.”
Read the letter here or below.
The letter was signed by Senator Josh Hawley, Senator Roy Blunt, and Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Jason Smith, Sam Graves, Vicky Hartzler, Ann Wagner, and Billy Long.