Acting Gov. Mike Foley renews extended hours for fuel drivers in Nebraska

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Taps are photographed at a gas station in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. A cut in oil production is on the table when OPEC oil-producing countries meet Wednesday. The OPEC+ alliance that includes Saudi Arabia and Russia is weighing a cut of a million barrels per day or more. The idea is to boost oil prices that have fallen from summer highs of over $100 to around $80 for U.S. crude. (Michael Probst, AP)

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The governor’s office is extending a waiver to help alleviate fuel shortages in Nebraska.

Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, who is the acting governor while Gov. Pete Ricketts is out of the country, signed an executive order that allows drivers to work more hours to haul gasoline and other fuel blends.

The order extends a previous order on the same matter, which expired Wednesday. Ricketts was in Japan on a trade mission during the expiration.

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By signing the order, the governor’s office hopes to reduce delays at terminals and keep fuel readily available.

The current order will remain in effect through Dec. 31. The order can be viewed in its entirety here.

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