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Illinois Declares Propane Emergency

Prairie Central Cooperative in Chenoa has moved grain to elevators that run on natural gas

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Illinois officials have declared a regional emergency for a propane shortage, reports Herald & Review.

Because of the early winter conditions, demand for the gas is high and supply is low in Illinois and seven other states.

“It’s been really tight supply this week,” Mark Heil, general manager of Prairie Central Cooperative in Chenoa, said Friday.

The co-op has had to move some grain to other elevators that run on natural gas "because we just don’t have the supply of propane to run the dryer," he told the Herald & Review.

Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin also are reporting shortages.

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