Midwest propane shortage - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Midwest propane shortage

Posted:
ROCKFORD (WREX) -

There is an expected shortage of propane that is said to hit the Midwest harder than other areas.

Most of the homes in rural areas require propane for heat.

Larry Larson, a farmer from Pecatonica, said that because his house is roughly 90 years old, the insulation isn't the best, so it takes a lot of gas to heat it.

He added that he paid $1.50 per gallon of propane gas over the summer. The price is now up between four and five dollars per gallon.

Larson is expecting to spend roughly $2,500 more this season heating his home.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.