The Ohio Attorney General says his office is monitoring complaints about propane prices and shortages and will work with other states to look for possible anti-competitive actions related to propane sales.
Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio consumers have been told that propane availability is limited and that increased demand and depleted inventories have led to price increases.
He says his office will monitor reports of potential price gouging or other unfair business practices related to the cold.
Approximately six percent of Ohioans use propane to heat their homes.
Some consumers say suppliers are not filling tanks as quickly or are charging higher prices that some consumers believe amount to price gouging.
Consumers who suspect price gouging or other unfair business practices are urged to contact the attorney general's office.