Senate Bill On MN Gas Prices 24 May 13

US Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have introduced legislation to help prevent spikes in Minnesota gas prices. The recent significant increase is blamed on closures and maintenance of oil refineries in the Midwest. The new bill would require refineries to report their maintenance schedule to the Department of Energy to prevent such simultaneous closures and help avert future shortages. Klobuchar has also spoken to the oil companies that own the closed refineries and urged them to re-open as soon as possible to bolster fuel supplies and provide relief to Minnesota consumers.