Province covers shipping costs of propane sent to Churchill

The provincial government announced Sept. 11 that it has reached an agreement with Superior Plus LP to cover additional costs related to transporting propane to Churchill by sea.

“As we did last year, the government has agreed to fund the extra costs of moving nearly three million litres of propane by sea to ensure an adequate supply of heating fuel for the people of Churchill this winter,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. “The agreement does not cover the cost of the fuel, but rather to subsidize the incremental costs of transporting propane by sealift when rail service is not available to ensure affordability of propane to consumers in Churchill.”

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The province has helped co-ordinate the transportation of bulk loads of propane totalling more than 2.6 million litres to Churchill in two shipments since the Hudson Bay Railway shut down north of Gillam in June 2017 due to damage caused by flooding.

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