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Michigan lifting some fuel rules after Indiana refinery fire

BP says its refinery in Indiana experienced an electrical fire Wednesday

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is lifting some rules on fuel supply transportation in response to an Indiana oil refinery fire that could affect supply and prices in some Midwestern states.

Saturday's executive order issued by Whitmer lifts caps and limits on the hours that motor carriers and drivers can drive if they are carrying gas and diesel.

The Detroit News reports it also seeks to suspend some rules that will allow the state access its fall gasoline supply early.

BP says its refinery in Whiting, Indiana, along Lake Michigan’s shoreline about 15 miles southeast of Chicago, experienced an electrical fire Wednesday. It says it's still assessing when affected units can restart.

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