Indiana reaches propane overcharging settlement

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has reached a settlement with a northwestern Indiana propane supplier that overcharged customers during last winter’s propane shortage.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Wednesday that Ashland Propane Demotte LLC has agreed to provide the affected customers with either a credit to their account or a refund.

Those customers will receive nearly $20,000 in restitution as part of the settlement with the Jasper County company.

Zoeller says Ashland Propane entered into contracts last fall with 93 Indiana residents for propane at a set price of about $1.49 per gallon, but as propane prices soared in January, the company told those customers it would not honor those locked-in prices.

Zoeller says some of the customers were charged up to $4.79 per gallon, or more than three times the agreed-on price.

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