propane shortage http://wuis.org en DOT Extends Fuel Emergency As Propane Costs Fall http://wuis.org/post/dot-extends-fuel-emergency-propane-costs-fall <p>Truckers delivering much-needed heating fuel to homes and businesses throughout the Midwest will remain on the road longer now that the federal government has extended regional <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/alerts/emergency-declarations.aspx">emergency declarations</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Liquid propane was in short supply in dozens of states during the month of January. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:44:49 +0000 Peter Gray 19860 at http://wuis.org DOT Extends Fuel Emergency As Propane Costs Fall Propane Price Spike Hitting Hog, Poultry Farms http://wuis.org/post/propane-price-spike-hitting-hog-poultry-farms <p>Residents across the Midwest are struggling with tight propane supplies, especially in this bitterly cold, snowy winter.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Homes in rural counties are not the only places lacking adequate heating fuel. Farms that put bacon and eggs on your breakfast plate are also feeling the supply pinch.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray 18475 at http://wuis.org Propane Price Spike Hitting Hog, Poultry Farms Lawmakers Aim To Ease Propane Cost In Cold Winter http://wuis.org/post/lawmakers-aim-ease-propane-cost-cold-winter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The polar vortex returned to the Midwest this week, with frigid temperatures making it difficult for Illinoisans to keep their houses warm. Winter has been especially harsh for people who heat with propane, which has seen a near four-fold price increase in the wake of a regional shortage.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Sen. Dale Righter (</span>R-Mattoon<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) says the cost of propane is forcing families to make difficult decisions.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:49:16 +0000 Hannah Meisel 17849 at http://wuis.org Lawmakers Aim To Ease Propane Cost In Cold Winter