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Maritime propane supply runs low amid CN Rail shutdown – CBC

‘You currently have about 5 days before you’re getting pretty close to running out,’ says industry official

Feb 14, 2020

Pipeline protests in central Canada have choked off the supply of propane by rail into the Maritimes, leading to rationing and fears of running out of supply.

On Thursday evening, CN Rail, the country’s largest railway, announced it was shutting down its entire network east of Toronto because Tyendinaga Mohawk demonstrators near Belleville, Ont., had so far refused to dismantle their blockade.

Up to 85 per cent of propane arrives in the Maritime provinces by railcar and the supply is running out, said Nathalie St. Pierre, president of the Canadian Propane Association.

“You currently have about five days before you’re getting pretty close to running out, so that has a significant impact,” St. Pierre said after talking with dealers in eastern Canada Thursday afternoon.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/maritime-propane-supply-cn-rail-shutdown-1.5463439

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