propane http://kmuw.org en Kansas DCF Creates Temporary Program To Help Those Who Rely On Propane For Heat http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-dcf-creates-temporary-program-help-those-who-rely-propane-heat <p>The Kansas Department for Children and Families--or DCF--has created a new, <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kmuw/files/emergency_propane_relief_news_release_2.3.14.pdf?__utma=103524762.1423373866.1383746745.1391520537.1391524257.272&amp;__utmb=103524762.88.7.1391524987889&amp;__utmc=103524762&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=103524762.1391274638.263.17.utmcsr=facebook.com|utmccn=%28referral%29|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/l.php&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=221839000">temporary program </a>to help people who rely on propane for home heating.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:36:36 +0000 Kate Clause 29783 at http://kmuw.org Kansas DCF Creates Temporary Program To Help Those Who Rely On Propane For Heat The KCC Temporarily Waives Barrel Fee During National Propane Shortage http://kmuw.org/post/kcc-temporarily-waives-barrel-fee-during-national-propane-shortage <p>The Kansas Corporation Commission is temporarily waiving its fee on excess propane storage.</p><p>The KCC wants to encourage shippers to send more propane into the state, so it's suspending the 7.5-cents-per barrel fee through February.</p><p>About 83,000 Kansas homes use propane for heat.</p><p>Its price spiked earlier this week at more than $4 per gallon.</p><p>Yesterday, Governor Brownback announced he was directing the state to help poor families relying on propane for home heating. He's also temporarily eased trucking regulations to help shippers.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:27:00 +0000 Associated Press 29625 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Tries To Help Families And Businesses During National Propane Shortage http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-tries-help-families-and-businesses-during-national-propane-shortage <p>Governor Sam Brownback wants to help families that use propane for home heating, in light of the national propane shortage.</p><p>Industry and state officials say bitter cold, supply line problems, and high propane demands for grain drying have led to the shortage.</p><p>Governor Brownback has eased trucking regulations on propane.</p><p>Brownback has also asked Department for Children and Families to give priority to propane users in a state program that assists poor families with utility costs.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:12:17 +0000 Associated Press 29573 at http://kmuw.org