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Gov. Walker asks President Obama to help with propane shortage

A worker fills a propane tank on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. (Photo from FOX 11).
A worker fills a propane tank on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. (Photo from FOX 11).

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The dire propane shortage in the state is prompting Governor Scott Walker to ask President Barack Obama for help.

Governor Walker sent a letter to the White House Saturday, urging the President to establish and lead a supply chain working group to move available propane to areas where it’s needed.

In a statement, Governor Walker says the federal government has been cooperative with assisting so far and is proposing the working group as a follow up.

In addition to the shortage, experts say demand, weather and temporary pipeline closures is to blame for the short supply of propane across the Midwest, including Wisconsin.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)