Propane Prices Drop Slightly

While the propane crisis is far from over, prices appear to be dropping, at least for now.

Statistics released by the Department of Energy show that the average price for a gallon of propane has dropped from a high of $ 4.49 a gallon at the end of January down to about $3.94 this week.

While the slight reduction is a good sign, State Senator Jerry Petrowski says we need to keep thinking about how to prevent these problems in the future.

"I think we try to do what we can to deal with the supply coming in. You look at the trucking exemptions so that they will be able to haul in case of an emergency. I think you have to look long range at the storage capability of Wisconsin in a cold winter." Sen. Petrowski says.

Propane vendors say they expect prices to continue to drop, but that no drastic reductions in price are expected until the spring or early summer.

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