NYPGA Calls on State to Approve Finger Lakes Facility and Upgrade Our Propane Infrastructure

The NYPGA is calling on Governor Cuomo and the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to make a critical improvement to New York’s propane infrastructure by approving the proposed Finger Lakes LPG storage project.

Faced with record cold temperatures, high demand, and limited delivery options for the past several months, the New York propane industry has been working around the clock to procure enough propane to keep New York homes, businesses, hospitals, and schools warm. Despite our efforts, industry leaders estimate that New Yorkers will pay nearly 43% more for propane this winter due to insufficient infrastructure , costing $411 more per household and creating a nearly $100 million negative economic impact statewide.

Had Finger Lakes been in operation this winter,  New York would have had  88.2 million gallons of additional safe in-state propane supply –  more than enough capacity to prevent the price spikes and winter supply constraints consumers experienced this winter. The facility has been awaiting the state’s decision for over 4 years.

On February 11th, the NYPGA held a press conference with Senate Energy Committee Chairman George Maziarz as well as regional and national industry leaders at the state Capitol in Albany to highlight the issue of inadequate storage and urge the State to approve the Finger Lakes LPG storage project.

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Tell Gov. Cuomo, DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens, and your legislator to say “YES” to the Finger Lakes Storage Project!!

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