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(NBC News)   The storm in the Northeast is worse due to a lack of propane and propane accessories   ( usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line
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2014-01-22 02:28:10 PM  
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buzzcut73: That's one thing that keeps me from getting a place out in the country--I much prefer natural gas that's been piped straight to the house for my heating and cooking needs, rather than something that has to be stored in a tank and delivered when everybody else needs some too, which can cause the price to fluctuate daily, rather than seasonally.

Natual gas outages can happen, but they're relatively rare compared to the near constant shortages of propane during cold snaps like this one.

Heating oil is the same animal. Lots of vendors and they all want to lock you into an annual contract so can't shop around, and if you don't do the contract thing, they jack the price by a few cents a gallon. I found I was still better off shopping around and paying cash, but it was a hassle: those guys are all out for as much as they can get.

I converted to NG last year. So far it's cheaper and cleaner. It's going to be bone-ass cold in NJ for the rest of the month so I hope there are no shortages.
2014-01-22 11:05:23 AM  
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2014-01-22 11:01:14 AM  
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archichris: Just fire up your solar cells!

Arent there some reclaimed cow manure methane stocks you can burn?

Turn your thermostat down! that will solve the problem!

-Eco-elitism....its all fun and games until those useless white trash conservatives stop bring in the fossil fuels to keep you warm.

You sure showed that strawman what for!
2014-01-22 11:00:25 AM  
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Ah'll tell you wut, that dag ol' polar vortex come wooshin in with that dang cold and wind chill and then all that dang snow come falling, cover everthin in white, can't dig out, can't get to the store for some beer, just gotta sit in the living room with no dang heat jus' goan freeze my toes off man.
2014-01-22 10:42:27 AM  
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The governor of Ohio signed an emergency order earlier this week, waiving the duty hour restrictions on truck drivers if they are carrying propane.
2014-01-22 09:43:22 AM  
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