Natural gas price spike idles Kansas AGCO plant
February 22, 2021 By Larry Lee Filed Under: Ag energy/propane/diesel/fuel, Ag Equipment, Ag Jobs, News
A Kansas farm equipment manufacturer is idle because of the ripple effect from extreme cold weather in the southern U.S.
The AGCO plant in Hesston, Kansas has shut down because the plant is getting charged extremely high natural gas costs. AGCO issued a statement saying their plant is experiencing fuel and heating costs that have skyrocketed in recent weeks and their teams are working to minimize natural gas consumption. The Harvey County Now newspaper says the natural gas price spikes left AGCO with a possible 2.1-million-dollar energy bill.
The plant employs nearly one thousand union workers.
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