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Relief May Be Coming For Propane Users

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Governor Rick Snyder has announced relief may be on the way for those using propane. An additional 1.3 million gallon supply was delivered this week.

"We are using all available tools to relieve the propane supply shortages and to ensure Michiganders can heat their homes and businesses," Snyder said in a release. "I'm confident these additional resources will help in our efforts to lessen the impact of this problem."

Several state departments are teaming together to help resident with heating and financial assistance.

On top of the $7 million dedicated to help fuel heating from the Michigan Energy Assistance Program, the Department of Human Services is working with the legislature to get another $7 million for low income residents.

The Department of Natural Resources is also offering a program to issue firewood permits and find loggers with firewood for sale.

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is instituting a loan program to help get money to propane dealers and distributors. Those interested in this program should call 888-522-0103 or visit www.hichiganbusiness.org.

Snyder has teamed with other Midwest governors to alert President Obama of the shortage and asking for assistance.

Residents in need of heating assistance with deliverable fuels are asked to call 211 or visit michigan.gov/heatingassistance for help.

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