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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that it has accepted two oil pipeline amendments aimed at moving additional propane to the Midwest. This agreement was reached as a result of Iowa officials’ recent call for an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to prioritize pipeline shipments to Iowa.

“The shortage of liquid propane in Iowa has affected people from every corner of the state. Farmers, propane marketers, co-ops and manufacturers all felt pressure from lack of access to liquid propane this harvest season. I’m happy to see FERC has taken this issue seriously and addressed the shortage in a timely manner,” Grassley said.

Over the last several weeks, Grassley has monitored the situation and been in contact with FERC. He joined Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) in urging FERC to address the Iowa shortage in a letter on Nov. 15. FERC Chairman Chatterjee then announced on Nov. 19 the ADR process and now granted two requests following a shortened comment period.

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