Cramer issues statement on FERC process to address propane shortages


U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announcing last night it will initiate an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process with pipeline companies, shippers, and their representatives to explore actions FERC and industry can take to alleviate propane pipeline constraints in the Midwest:

“It is encouraging to see the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission heed our warning and take this issue seriously. The alternative dispute resolution process gives those affected by the propane shortage a seat at the table to help solve this problem. I urge FERC to continue its efforts, and I ask our stakeholders to offer their solutions and input to us and to all relevant agencies.”

Additionally, FERC issued an order accepting a proposal to provide an emergency transportation service of propane to the Midwest for a 30-day period.

Senator Cramer announced yesterday he is monitoring the propane shortage and working with federal agencies and fellow members of Congress to ensure producers receive the necessary resources. Click here for more information from FERC.