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dinner, when you can hit the jackpot in the casino, see a Broadway-style show or unwind
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All program and pricing information was current at the time of publication (April 2014) and is subject to change without notice.
As the nation’s largest online propane marketplace, Propane.pro has seen firsthand the personal and economic
damage done by the recent propane shortage.
Due to sustained cold weather and increased
levels of U.S. exports of propane, prices have
spiked to record highs.
Propane is a fuel that consumers and businesses
use for everything from space heating to
cooking. Roughly 8 million U.S. households
rely on it for home heating, making the recent
combination of frigid weather and supply
disruption a potential public health emergency.
Andrew Heaney, the founder of Propane.pro,
has called on the federal government to fund
the establishment of a strategic propane
reserve to ensure that a dangerous shortage
never happens again.
“In 2000, the Northeastern U.S. experienced
a similar shortage of heating oil due to
extreme temperatures and frozen waterways
that prevented the delivery of product to
the region,” Heaney remarked. “Congress
responded with the creation of the Strategic
Heating Oil Reserve, which
continues to provide consumers
with a reliable supply.” Heaney
said that a strategic propane reserve
“would not only protect health and
property, but would be a boon to
the economy in the long term by
providing more stable fuel prices for
consumers and businesses.”
Heaney pointed out that the United
States has exported a record amount of
propane this past year as producers have
sought higher prices for their product abroad.
“The sad irony of this situation is that the
United States has never produced as much
propane as it does now, with all the natural
gas exploration that we have in the U.S.,”
In recent months, Propane.pro’s website
has experienced a huge spike in traffic as
propane users seek relief from higher prices.
Propane.pro offers to connect consumers with
up to four prescreened propane suppliers in
their neighborhood. The suppliers compete
for the consumer’s business, usually resulting
in significantly lower prices.
Propane.pro, the endorsed propane supplier
of MTA Benefits, offers members additional
unique benefits, including a certificate for
$50 of free propane when they sign up with
a Propane.pro supplier as well as a $100
certificate toward the purchase of a new
If you use propane, you know how expensive
it can be. Visit propane.pro/mta or call
855.966.1444 today to see how much you
might be able to save.
A cruise offers
Once the Quality Control Department clears the
loan, it goes to the closer. The closer coordinates
with attorneys and/or title companies and produces
all documents to be signed at the closing. The
attorney or title company personnel will contact the
consumer to coordinate the closing date and the
amount of money that the consumer will need for
the closing. Remember, the attorney present at the
closing represents the bank, though he or she is
acting indirectly in your interest as well. You may
wish to consider consulting with your own attorney
at the time of closing.
Members have a direct line to Paul Gershkowitz of
Greenpark Mortgage. “MTA members are welcome to
contact me for more information at 866.475.HOME
(4663), ext. 125,” said Gershkowitz. “We’re here to
answer any questions — before, during and after the
Greenpark Mortgage in Needham, Mass., is a division of Berkshire
Bank, a Massachusetts-based, FDIC-insured institution for more than
165 years, with approximately $6 billion in assets and 92 full-service
branch offices throughout New England and New York. The newest
branch will open in the fall of 2014 in Westborough.
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