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Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Some cry foul over rapidly rising propane prices

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“I’ve been in business for 36 years,” the propane man told me. “I believe this is simply price gouging.” The propane retailer’s wholesale price went from $3.19 to $5.29 a gallon in just a few days. I wanted to know why.
 At first, I heard the usual “supply and demand” story: a late planting season meant high moisture grain drew down propane supplies.

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