Reports in multiple states have detailed shortages in propane, and New York State’s 23rd U.S. Congressional District could be suffering from the same issue.
A source alerted WNYNewsNow’s Ryan Hedrick and I Wednesday evening of the development. U.S. Congressman Tom Reed’s (R) office responded via email with the following official statement:
“Our office is aware of a potential propane shortage issue locally. We are working closely with the Federal Energy Regularly Commission (FERC) who is looking into the issue. We are optimistic about getting an answer, as we know many in our region rely on propane to heat their homes during the winter months.”
Reed’s office said they’ll release more details when they get them.
The following counties reside in the state’s 23rd U.S. Congressional district:
All of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Yates.
Parts of Ontario and Tioga also sit in the district.
Minnesota, Kentucky and Wisconsin have also reportedly experienced shortages.
Fulton County’s (NY) The Leader-Herald recently reported that their area was also dealing with shortages.