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It’s warm today, but state officials are urging Michiganders who use propane to heat their homes and businesses to act now and fill their tanks.

In January, Governor Snyder declared an energy emergency. Propane supplies had dropped after farmers were forced to use a large amount of propane to dry soggy crops during the previous fall.

The polar vortex forced temperatures down and people turned up their thermostats to heat their homes.

High demand & low supply =a shortage of propane. 

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Michigan Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow sent a letter this week to President Obama to deal with the propane shortage hitting the Midwest.

Propane is in short supply this winter for several reasons. Prices have doubled in some parts of Michigan.

Joe Ross is the spokesman for the Michigan Propane Gas Association. Ross says new propane supplies are coming from as far away as Texas.  

“There’s a huge supply chain. It involves hundreds of different companies,” says Ross, “It’s not like turning on your water so you can get more.”]