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Farmers, Schools Scramble for Propane
Fri Jan 24, 2014 04:36 PM CST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A cold snap is stretching supplies of propane gas and causing transportation bottlenecks across a broad section of the United States, officials said Friday, sending everyone from rural educators to chicken farmers in search of enough fuel to keep warm.

Governors and federal regulators already have taken the rare step of loosening transportation rules for about 33 states in the South, Midwest and East to allow additional hours for truckers to deliver propane and keep up with demand, according to Jeff Petrash, vice president of the National Propane Gas Association.

The gas often is used outside ...

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