OKLAHOMA CITY — Tuesday afternoon, Governor Kevin Stitt spoke on the phone with President Joe Biden about Oklahoma's energy situation caused by this year's historic winter storm.
According to the governor's office, Gov. Stitt told the president about the challenges Oklahoma is experiencing to transport energy to the power grid, particularly with natural gas wells freezing due to the record cold.
Officials said Stitt also asked President Biden to help Oklahomans with the substantial increase in energy bills that will likely be forthcoming through either the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or another method. The president said his team is aware of the issue and already working on a solution.
“I want to thank President Biden for taking the time to reach out this afternoon and offer the federal government’s help for Oklahomans,” Gov. Stitt said. “We had a very productive call and I look forward to working together to find solutions as we recover from this historic storm.”
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