By Ramsey Cox
The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would help states with home heating fuel shortages by relaxing transportation regulations.
Congress has allowed more fuels to be transported this year because several states ran low on home heating fuels after extremely cold weather this winter.
The bill also would require the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to notify states if certain petroleum reserves fall below historical averages.
The Senate passed the bill through a unanimous consent agreement, sending it to the House for further action.