propane

Politics
3:36 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Propane price spike not due to manipulation

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says market forces rather than manipulation drove this winter's spike in propane prices.

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Business
12:29 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Propane shortage strikes Mid-Missouri

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Some Kirksville residents are finding it hard to stay warm this winter due to a propane inventory shortage in the area.

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Agriculture
5:30 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Spike in propane price worries Midwest farmers

The barn at Borgic Farms in Nokomis, Ill., where piglets are weaned must be kept warm year-round. In the winter, that means using a bank of propane-fueled heaters.
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Residents across the Midwest are struggling with tight propane supplies, especially in this bitterly cold, snowy winter. But it’s not just homes in rural counties that are lacking adequate heating fuel. Farms that put bacon and eggs on your breakfast plate are also feeling the supply pinch. 

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Business
5:30 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Business Beat: Propane price spikes, Missouri grapes combat climate change

The barn at Borgic Farms in Nokomis, Ill., where piglets are weaned must be kept warm year-round. In the winter, that means using a bank of propane-fueled heaters.
Credit Peter Gray / Harvest Public Media

    

Residents across the Midwest are struggling with tight propane supplies, especially in this bitterly cold, snowy winter.

But it's not just homes that lack adequate access to heating energy. Harvest Public Media's Peter Gray reports on the recent fuel shortage, and how it's hitting farms that put bacon and eggs on your plate in the morning.

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Business
7:55 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Propane users struggling in light of high prices and brutal winter

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Missouri residents and farmers who buy propane using the market price have suffered as prices have increased to unusually high levels in recent weeks across the Midwest. 

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Business
4:53 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Nixon announces increased propane subsidy

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Gov. Jay Nixon is making $15 million available to help Missourians cope with rising propane prices.

Nixon says the money would allow low-income people to continue heating their homes even though gas prices have increased to more than $4 per gallon.

The funds would come from the federal government's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Nixon is also doubling the amount each household can receive for propane assistance.

The Missouri Propane Gas Association says the high costs are due to increased exports, colder weather and higher-than-expected crop yields.

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Politics
8:08 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Mo. attorney general investigating propane prices

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The Missouri attorney general's office will investigate rising propane prices and a possible shortage of the gas.

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Politics
5:35 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Mo. Senators want investigation into possible propane price gouging

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Missouri senators are calling on Attorney General Chris Koster to investigate a recent spike in propane prices.

Sen. Mike Parson, of Bolivar, said Friday that companies are sending more propane overseas, leading to a shortage throughout the Midwest. He says the shortage causes prices to rise and gives big profits to corporations.

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