Civil Fuel Emergency 

Baldacci says the state is working with fuel providers to waive the state fuel tax for logging trucks and other off-road diesel users.

In the meantime, the state is encouraging uses to apply for a weekly refund, which will be expedited by the state.

The Governor is also petitioning President Bush to waive weight restrictions on four months on I-95 and I-395 North of Augusta.

AAA says the current statewide average for diesel fuel is $3.62 per gallon in Maine.

That’s nearly a dollar more than a year ago.