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"It's not that the country is out of propane," Fiene said. "It's just getting it where it needs to be is the biggest challenge. There's only so many trucks, the pipeline is only so big, you can only push so much through the pipelines."
But it's unclear why wholesale prices are spiking, Scholz said. Many retail distributors have locked their customers into contracts that set their prices, creating shortfalls between their revenue and rising wholesale costs.
"There could be propane dealers who go out of business," Scholz said. "Your mom-and-pop propane dealers aren't making any money this year."
An NPGA spokeswoman said she had no explanation for rising wholesale costs. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate what may behind the increases.
And this? I thought we were now flush with hydrocarbons in the USofA.
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I find this odd.