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Lawmakers call for action on high cost, shortage of propane

January 26, 2014

ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are calling for the federal government to take action to address the high cost and critical shortage of propane in Minnesota....

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Jan-26-14 11:13 AM

"normal supply and demand"? I agree, stay out of it, but every other time the consumers want the government to step in. Isn't unemployment supply and demand? Auto maker bail-out? This administration has constantly stepped in to regulate the private sector, all of a sudden, now you want them to stay out?? Just a reminder, I'm in favor of the government NOT regulating this, just wanted to point out the opinion history.

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Jan-26-14 10:13 AM

You're probably right.

Did you hear about the natural gas pipeline explosion in Canada? How convenient that this happens while propane us $5 a gallon and demand is very high.

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Jan-26-14 9:19 AM

They are not concerned about safety, they're concerned about votes.

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Jan-26-14 3:58 AM

Assuming that the reasons why we limit the amount of hours that a driver can drive a tractor-trailer is for safety, do we really want people hauling propane to be driving longer hours? What kind of damage might we expect should one fall asleep at the wheel?

As much as I don't like it, do they really have any legal standing to interfere with normal supply and demand?

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