Contact Us

Propane Prices, Shortage Putting Strain on Family Budgets [AUDIO]

Getty Images

UNDATED – A hotline has been set-up for Minnesotans impacted by the propane shortage.  If you are in danger of running out of propane, you can call 1-800-657-3504. The State Emergency Operations Center says they’ll staff the line Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. They’ll offer help with information on Energy Assistance Programs, and local resources.

Andrea Lambrecht of Duelm says propane is the primary heat source for her family’s home, and the costs have doubled.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Lambrecht says her family has turned up the thermostat in an effort to cut their bills.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Lambrecht says she’s hoping the partial fill they had this week will get them through until March.

Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced LiHEAP crisis payments have been increased from $500 to $1,000 for anyone heating their homes with propane or heating oil.

Benton County Emergency Management:
Web site
Twitter
Facebook

More WJON News

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.