Several states in the upper Midwest are dealing with significantly higher prices for propane because of a supply problem caused by a late harvest, persistent very cold temperatures and the temporary shutdown of a major supply pipeline.
This week’s snow has added to an already wet crop, and that means a lot of farmers will rely on grain dryers to dry out their corn. “You can’t dry it, you can’t combine it, and you can’t get it done,” said Peter Leuer of Leuer Farms.
Roger Wolfgram is lucky to have survived a propane explosion in September 2011 at his Wisconsin cabin.
The Minneapolis Fire Department says a late-night blaze at a factory caused several propane cylinders to explode. No one was injured, although one firefighter may have suffered heat exhaustion.