Propane suppliers are urging customers to conserve their propane due to a propane shortage.
“They (customers) need to start conserving,” said Bolinger’s Propane owner Gina Canady. "We're getting a lot of calls from residential users who have had their companies shut them off. We're just trying to keep care of the customers we have.”
The reasons for the shortage are the wet harvest season which caused farmers to use more propane and a Midwest pipeline which was down for most of December.
To conserve propane, suppliers ask to turn thermostats down to 50 degrees, avoid using propane for cooking, and find alternative sources of heat.