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Cold Spell Causes Propane Prices to Skyrocket

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January 22, 2014 -

With these frigid winter temperatures, the price of propane has doubled and continues to rise daily.

Today cost per gallon rose another sixty cents.

Both home and business owners are seeing big increases in their bills, and many in Buckley say they're trying to find alternative ways to heat their homes.

Availability is also a concern.

Stevens Propane in Buckley says the supply chain across the Midwest wasn't prepared to handle this kind of demand.

9&10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson spoke to businesses and home owners to learn how Mother Nature is affecting the popular heat source and everyone's bottom lines.