State AGs Launch Propane Price Probes
Myke Feinman Refine Fuels Reporter
Tue Feb 4, 2014 01:11 PM CST

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Several state attorneys general have launched probes or said they are monitoring prices and investigating causes for the dramatic spike in the retail price of propane.

Investigations were launched last week in Michigan, Indiana, Missouri and Kansas. This week, Nebraska's attorney general added his state to the growing list.

Retail prices for propane have skyrocketed to $5 and $6 per gallon in some states, spiking more than $3 a gallon since the start of 2014.

"Nebraskans are struggling to afford the propane necessary to heat their homes, especially in rural areas," Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning ...

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