Grassley, Ernst Press Federal Regulator to Ensure Adequate Delivery of Propane to Iowa
Nov 17, 2019
WASHINGTON – Amid consistent feedback from farmers, co-ops and others around Iowa about insufficient supply of liquid propane gas in the state, Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are pushing for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider its regulatory options to prioritize pipeline shipments of propane to Iowa.
Grassley and Ernst have consistently heard from Iowans, especially farmers with both harvested and unharvested high-moisture corn, about the insufficient supply of propane needed to dry grain, heat homes, heat livestock barns, and run businesses. While the issue is largely a private distribution problem without federal jurisdiction, the senators continue to work with state officials and stakeholders to address the shortage facing Iowans.
Grassley’s and Ernst’s letter to FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee can be found HERE.