A state Senator wants Attorney General Chris Koster to investigate the jumps in propane prices. Senator Mike Parson of Bolivar says he has some experience in the oil and gas industry and “I just think this is a huge industry, a corporate level, fleecing of a lot of Missouri citizens. I don’t believe there’s a shortage of propane whatsoever,” he says.
Parson believes the possible quadrupling propane prices within a month is the result of corporate decisions made months ago. He will introduce a resolution in the Senate Monday afternoon calling on Koster to investigate. Parson tells the Missourinet, “We’re only one month into winter and all the sudden we’re out of propane?..Somebody needs to be held accountable.”
Attorney General spokesman Eric Slusher says the office has received about 25 complaints about propane gas prices and has talked to the people making the complaints. “We are coordinating with other agencies and propane gas associations in nine states to determine the causes of the price spikes in the market, and how they are being implemented to Missourians,” he said.