Gov. Cox issues statement on gas prices, resources for low-income and larger families
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SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 6, 2023) – Gov. Spencer Cox issued the next assertion on rising gasoline costs:
“Over the past week, Utahns have seen gasoline costs enhance once more. Costs have been simply starting to normalize when a Utah refinery closed for annual upkeep, which is taking longer than anticipated. A Colorado refinery additionally shut down in December as a result of malfunctioning tools, which has positioned extra pressure on provide within the Rocky Mountain area. It’s anticipated to be on-line in March.
“Utah’s gasoline costs sometimes enhance in March due to increased demand; nevertheless, because of the regional provide lower, these value will increase have jumpstarted sooner than anticipated.
“Sadly, this comes on high of a rise in pure gasoline costs, and we’re very involved about these struggling to make ends meet. Vitality prices have an effect on us all however disproportionately impression these with decrease incomes and bigger households.
“We’ve met with the refinery and public utility suppliers to make sure they’re doing all they’ll to actively search out low-cost manufacturing and preserve prices low. We respect the efforts of our power companions as we work collectively to make sure enough provides to maintain power obtainable and reasonably priced.
“The HEAT program gives power help to these with incomes at or beneath 150% of the poverty degree. We even have nice partnerships with Dominion Vitality and Rocky Mountain Energy that present extra credit for low-income households.”