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Gov. calls meeting to talk about propane shortage

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he will gather stakeholders Monday to talk about a shortage of propane in Wisconsin.

At an event Thursday in Madison, Walker said he knows of no quick fix to the shortage hitting many regions of the country, sending prices for propane and natural gas to record highs.

Republican state Sen. Dale Schultz on Wednesday asked Walker to use some of the state's surplus revenue to address the problem, but Walker says more money will not have an impact.

Industry experts say bitter cold has contributed to the problem by prompting heavier than normal use among homeowners who heat their homes with propane.

According to the Energy Department, 5.5 million U.S. households heat with propane, mostly in the Midwest and South.

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