Propane shortages unlikely, industry leaders say

CREATED Sep 3, 2014

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APPLETON -- As the summer winds down another heating season will soon arrive. And, Wisconsin propane industry leaders don't expect the kind of shortage crisis that occurred last year.
 
Wisconsin and other Midwestern states grappled with a propane shortage toward the end of last winter due largely to extended periods of frigid weather, a pipeline closure and heavy propane demand for drying grain.
 
Wisconsin Propane Gas Association President Chris Tews says the industry learned a lot from last year. It simply couldn't get enough propane where it was needed fast enough.
 
Tews tells WBAY-TV that dealers and residents are more prepared and are being proactive this year.
 
Garrow Oil and Propane in Appleton added six more tanks this year and can now store 360,000 gallons of propane, twice as much as last year.