Governor Mark Dayton and Lawmakers address President Obama about propane shortage

By KBJR News 1

January 25, 2014 Updated Jan 25, 2014 at 8:53 PM CDT


Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton joined other Minnesota Lawmakers to address the President about propane shortage within the state.

In a letter addressed to the president Minnesota lawmakers wrote that they had "deep concern over the ongoing supply shortage of propane fuel''...and asked President Obama to "take immediate action to help alleviate this dire situation."

Dayton said a culmination of supply problems, severe cold weather, and a late harvest, have all been contributing factors to the drought.
However, the Governor assures Minnesotans efforts are being made.

"I had a meeting with the distributors, suppliers a couple weeks ago and we're meeting again next week to check on the progress. We're doing everything we possibly can we the governor of Texas to lift the licensure that was preventing some of the truck getting out of Texas coming in to Minnesota."

Some relying on propane to heat their homes this winter are in for an unfortunate surprise as the dramatically reduced supply has prompted propane limits throughout the Midwest.