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Ohio, dealers work to address propane shortages

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A tight supply of propane is causing concerns for rural Ohio residents who use the fuel to heat their homes, and the governor has relaxed some delivery restrictions to help expedite propane gas shipments.

The Columbus Dispatch reports propane availability is more limited and prices are higher this year for several reasons, including stretches of extreme cold that drained an already depleted supply. In response, some dealers are postponing deliveries and focusing on consumers most in need.

Census data indicates about 6 percent of Ohio households are heated primarily using propane, most of them rural homes. Morrow County has the highest percentage, with about one-third relying on propane.

Gov. John Kasich's emergency declaration temporarily allows propane shippers to drive more hours and consecutive days than usual.

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