Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order prohibiting price gouging for propane Monday.
The move is in anticipation of increased demand for propane, that caused a substantial price increase over the past week.
In a release, Gov. Deal noted a recent ease on propane transport restrictions to increase supply.
"Our families, farmers and small business are worried about getting the heat they need during times of frigid weather," Deal said. "They shouldn't have to worry about price gouging, and we aim to prevent that."