Update on propane shortage

By Millaine Wells, Local 5 News

Published 02/20 2014 03:17PM

Updated 02/20 2014 03:18PM

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) - Two utility companies have made a agreement with the state of Wisconsin to help with the propane shortage.

Madison Gas and Electric and We Energies will allow the state to access more than 117,000 gallons of propane currently stored at these utilities to help address the current propane shortage.

“We are grateful to Madison Gas and Electric and We Energies for helping us address the needs of our citizens in this challenging time, and it is yet another example of the power of public-private partnerships,” Governor Walker said.  “We will use the propane from these companies as a contingency plan to help meet the need of low-income citizens in areas of our state where the supply is constrained.”

Any propane the state requests will be deployed to help meet the needs of citizens qualifying for low-income energy assistance.

Both utilities’ supply will be replenished this summer.   


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