Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Propane Shortage causes rationing


Some Kentuckians are having a hard time heating their homes because of a propane shortage. More than 130,000 or 8% of Kentucky homes are heated by propane.

The Kentucky Propane Gas Association says there's a shortage because of the high demand for propane, supply interruptions, and the U.S. exporting more propane than is imported.

Many Propane dealers are rationing customers to 150 gallons which is enough propane to heat a home for a month. State officials advise customers to be cautious with their supply, and to consider turning their thermostat down.

The federal government lifted restrictions on propane haulers to allow truckers to drive more hours to reach more people.