Wisconsin, like much of the Midwest, is currently facing a propane shortage. In response, the Governor has issued executive orders relaxing certain trucking regulations in an effort to augment the state’s supply of propane. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a declaration of emergency that will also aid propane transporters to meet demand. The limited supply of propane is also resulting in burdensome price increases for many consumers. Individuals affected by the shortage are encouraged to contact their county’s social services office to inquire about their eligibility for assistance under the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP). For more information you may contact the energy assistance call center at 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947).