Wayne County propane shortage update

Full story: WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

It's going to be a long, cold night for hundreds of people in Wayne County. Their propane tanks are nearly empty and their supplier doesn't have any either.

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Grumpy

Rochester, NY

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Jan 15, 2009
 
obama will fix it.
Dale

Falls Church, VA

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Jan 16, 2009
 
Time to raise the prices...

...simple supply and demand.
imwatching

Rochester, NY

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Jan 16, 2009
 
I just saw 7 railroad tankers go through the city, load with propane.
What shortage? Have those Mensas from Ovid (the gun guys)hijack the train and sell it to the Wayne County folks, Ron can put their pictures in the Wayne County Times. It's a win-win.
jim

Webster, NY

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Jan 16, 2009
 
the opec way, reduce the supply, raise the price
RochRich

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Jan 16, 2009
 
Last time I checked, "almost empty" doesn't mean "empty".

Which means that most, if not all, of the customers still had propane to keep warm.

So how exactly is this news? Is it supposed to show us that some people are dumb enough to wait until the last second to get their tanks refilled?
imwatching

Rochester, NY

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Jan 16, 2009
 
Well, most are on a scheduled run based on past usage and degree days. I think there's way more to this. How come nobody went to Suburban for their input?
Wayne County Lot 23

Newark, NY

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Jan 16, 2009
 
This is a much bigger issue than if it were happen in Monroe County. In Monroe County we have natural gas lines ran in most places. In Wayne County many of those trailer parks rely on propane tanks for heating or cooking.
jim

Webster, NY

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Jan 16, 2009
 
if u live in the boonies u need to have a plan b
Concerned in Wayne

Nokesville, VA

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Jan 16, 2009
 
This is not a new issue, I am on prepay delivery with Graham's and had not had a delivery for almost 2 months. This was in Dec.
I was disappointed in the coverage. Why was it not vetted? What is the problem? Should the state attorney general become involved? Other local providers do not have a problem or do they? Investigation?
RochRich

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Jan 16, 2009
 
imwatching wrote:
Well, most are on a scheduled run based on past usage and degree days. I think there's way more to this. How come nobody went to Suburban for their input?
When I lived in Macedon, we used propane for our furnace. When it got down to about 1/4 full, which, IIRC, was about 3-4 weeks of usage, we ordered more,*precisely* because there would be occasional delays in delivery.

There was at least once or twice when we ended up getting a 1-off refill from another company. No big deal - we even had those new-fangled telephones and phone books so we didn't have to walk 20 miles in the snow to beg for a cup of propane.
Sinper917

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Jan 16, 2009
 
Grumpy wrote:
obama will fix it.
He has nothing to do with it you fool!!!!! Its the people who live in 315 land that are dumb!!!! Have you ever heard of RGE!!!!HAHAHA!
John

Rochester, NY

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Jan 16, 2009
 
Sinper917 wrote:
<quoted text> He has nothing to do with it you fool!!!!! Its the people who live in 315 land that are dumb!!!! Have you ever heard of RGE!!!!HAHAHA!
Wonderful RGE doesnt cover all of the area, there are a LOT of places (even in 585 land), that don't have gas and the only other way to heat is either electric or propane.
Lisa

Rochester, NY

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Jan 16, 2009
 
FYI....it is now 3:15 pm on Friday, 1/16 and I work with someone who STILL doesn't have propane!! She just spoke with someone at Graham's and has been told that she will "probably" get her fuel tonight.
Tom

Newark, NY

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Jan 16, 2009
 
When it's cold like this and if your tank is almost empty then good luck. Its hard to get whats left in the tank to flow in temps like these.
Amazed

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Jan 16, 2009
 
Sinper917 wrote:
<quoted text> He has nothing to do with it you fool!!!!! Its the people who live in 315 land that are dumb!!!! Have you ever heard of RGE!!!!HAHAHA!
Are you kidding? I didn't realize such ignorance still existed! RGE doesn't cover the whole state. Living in a less crowded area has nothing to do with fuel supplies. As a matter of fact, there's less demand in "315 land". If you don't want people to make assumptions about your IQ, you should think before making such ridiculous comments.
Laura

Geneva, NY

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Jan 17, 2009
 
It is not true that all customers have propane. We have been waiting since Wendesday night, and it is now 4:45 pm saturday, and after being told numerous times we will have a delivery, we still have no gas, which means no heat. I am afraid this will last till Monday, since i dont think they deliver on sundays. We are actually considering other suppliers, or converting to wood heat.

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