Peterson Announces Funds for Agralite Electric Cooperative

Apr 2, 2015 Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON – Congressman Collin C. Peterson today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $1 million Rural Economic Development Loan for Agralite Electric Cooperative. These funds will assist with construction of a railroad unloading track capable of storing one million gallons of propane.

“This is great news that will help to ensure Minnesotans have access to the propane needed to heat their homes during the fall and winter months when people need it the most,” Peterson said. “Making important infrastructure improvements is necessary to providing sufficient propane supplies for Minnesota communities.

The $1 million loan will assist with the expansion of Alliance Midstream, LLC Benson Propane Terminal by purchasing and installing equipment related to propane rail offloading facility.