CARSON CITY, NV – February 14, 2023
This afternoon, Governor Joe Lombardo issued a proclamation ending the state of emergency in Nevada due to the gas pipeline disruption. While the Kinder Morgan pipeline resumed operations on Saturday afternoon, the Office of the Governor advised that the state of emergency would remain in effect until emergency management partners were able to confirm that fuel transportation and supply had fully returned to normal in Las Vegas.
On Friday evening, Governor Lombardo put the emergency declaration in place to ensure that adequate fuel supplies remained available during repairs to the pipeline.
On Saturday morning, Kinder Morgan notified the Office of the Governor that the source of the leak had been identified and that the pipeline would resume normal operations later in the day. On Saturday evening, Governor Lombardo issued the following statement, saying, “My office has received notice from Kinder Morgan that they have resumed pumping and that the gas pipeline is operational. I’m thankful for Kinder Morgan’s timely response, and I’m grateful for the work of our local, state, and federal partners that enabled us to move quickly to mitigate the impact of this fuel leak in Southern Nevada.”
As a reminder, price gouging and deceptive trade practices are strictly prohibited during a state of emergency. If Nevadans believe they encountered local price gouging during the state of emergency, the Office of the Governor encourages them to file a complaint with the Nevada Attorney General’s office at https://ag.nv.gov/Complaints/File_Complaint/.