advertisement

Missouri Gov. Nixon announces increased propane subsidy

Monday, February 3, 2014 | 2:23 p.m. CST; updated 5:23 p.m. CST, Monday, February 3, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon is making $15 million available to help Missouri residents cope with rising propane prices.

Nixon says the money would allow low-income people to continue heating their homes even though gas prices have increased to more than $4 per gallon.

The funds would come from the federal government's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Nixon is also doubling the amount each household can receive for propane assistance.

The Missouri Propane Gas Association said the high costs are due to increased exports, colder weather and higher-than-expected crop yields.

State lawmakers are considering resolutions that would ask the Department of Justice to look into possible price gouging. Attorney General Chris Koster is also investigating propane's price.

The governor's office estimates that 245,000 people use propane to heat their homes.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements