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Midwest Governors Seek Propane Help
Myke Feinman Refine Fuels Reporter
Wed Feb 5, 2014 11:27 AM CST

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- The Midwestern Governors Association wrote to President Barack Obama for assistance with propane deliveries to help relieve a supply crunch and high prices triggered by recent extreme cold weather.

"As governors of Midwestern states impacted by the recent extreme cold temperatures, we request your immediate assistance to address the current propane supply shortage and subsequent price increases," the letter from seven governors, dated Tuesday, Feb. 4, states.

The letter says that, individually, the governors have been working in their states to manage the fuel shortage "by declaring states of emergency, loosening regulatory restrictions, and providing financial ...

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