Propane shortage affecting Deep South to Midwest - WNCT

Propane shortage affecting Deep South to Midwest

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - People from the Deep South to the upper Midwest are battling a propane shortage.
     
That has dealers turning to North Carolina and running up costs.

Supply is down from the cold weather.
     
So, they turned to the city of Apex, just outside of Raleigh, home of some of the cheapest and largest supplies of propane in the country.
    
But, as of Sunday, the Dixie Pipeline started turning away dealers, who don't usually tap into the supply, so we'd have enough around here.

"It's like playing musical chairs. When you have 100 musical chairs and you take on chair out and, it's kind of an easy game, everybody's laughing,” said John Jessup, NC Propane Gas Association. “But you even take three or four chairs away and it gets pretty serious pretty quick."

The supply shortage means an increase in propane prices. It varies from dealer to dealer, based on the supply they already had.

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