Tim Voigt of Custom Heating and Cooling Talks Propane Shortage, Part 2
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 -- 10:19 am
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director
-As the long and harsh winter continues to tighten its icy grip on Central Wisconsin, many residents are facing not only higher priced propane, but a shortage as well.
Tim Voigt, owner of Custom Heating and Cooling in Neillsville, talked about what people can expect in price for propane during the shortage and how it can quickly change.
Mr. Voigt said, "Well, talking with Governor Walker's office, the price has fluctuated so much, for right now, that you are looking at anywhere from $3.00 to $5.00 a gallon. And depending on when people get delivered, we are hoping that that, of course, goes down. What we suggest to people, it's a national shortage, and what they're doing is telling everyone to short fill it 100 gallons. And, of course, the dynamics of that is that the company is not going to make nearly as much money. The consumer will have to watch their tank closer. It's a bad situation for everyone one and we're going to have to get through this. They're fluctuating prices and if you get a price before noon it may be different by the afternoon."
Gov. Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency in the wake of the extreme cold and propane shortage.