By , Staff Reporter
Mount Vernon News

NEWARK — The Energy Cooperative, with a service area extending into Knox County, has been able to keep its propane customers supplied this winter despite the supply problems that hit much of the industry in the Midwest.

Vice President of Gas Operations Dan McVey told the News they had some rough spots as supplies were not as “free-flowing” as usual. However, he said, they were able to get in regular supplies as they did not rely on just one supplier or supply point and were able to get propane from at least one at all times.

They had been able to contract for enough to supply all their customers before the heating season started, including some from the new plant that opened at Scio in eastern Ohio in the fall. By pre-buying they had locked in prices, so they haven’t seen the big price increase on the open market that other propane distributors have reported.

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