Propane availability is getting tighter in the Northern Plains. CHS Ag Services Energy Department Manager Jim Corbett says propane supplies remain adequate, but logistics are the bottleneck. “There’s not enough trucks to deliver the demand of propane. The supply is staying up, but on the verge of running short,” says Corbett. “Terminals have lines of up to 30 trucks. Everyone wants a timely delivery. It’s tough to keep everyone operating and not shutting down.” A change in the propane delivery method a few years back is also causing some supply delay. “We are more railed in now, which makes the supply harder to get here, instead of using a pipeline. The demand with the shortage tightens up the situation.”
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