Pence asks Hoosiers to check for extra propane

Indiana Governor Mike Pence (WLFI File Photo)
Indiana Governor Mike Pence (WLFI File Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence is asking farmers and others to return any unused propane to their suppliers as the state struggles through an ongoing shortage.

Pence also announced Wednesday he would extend travel waivers to maintain the flow of propane to homeowners and farmers and was adding $5 million in heating assistance for low-income residents.

The governor estimated that roughly 500,000 Indiana residents rely on propane to heat their homes.

Pence’s actions come on the heels of legislative efforts to alleviate widespread problems. The Indiana Senate gave initial approval to lifting the sales tax on propane sales Tuesday.

Prices on propane have skyrocketed amid the shortage. Some customers have reported seeing prices double from $2.50 a gallon to $5 a gallon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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