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The price of propane, used to heat homes and fuel businesses, has doubled in the past year as producers have found more lucrative markets overseas.
The price of propane, used to heat homes and fuel businesses, has doubled in the past year as producers have found more lucrative markets overseas.
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What's behind the propane shortage? Pipelines

North America is producing more propane than ever before but you would not think so, listening to Midwest and Canadian farmers and rural homeowners. The price of propane, used to heat homes and fuel businesses, has gone through the roof, doubling from the same period last year. Despite the frenzied drilling into the Bakken shale in North Dakota, farmers in the U.S. state complain of a shortage of propane, the gassy fuel that is a byproduct of crude oil and natural gas production.