Propane Inventories Down – Prices are Up!
January 15, 2014
Everyone is asking why are propane prices so high this year? This fall/winter has created the perfect storm in the propane world.
First, the US is a net exporter of propane (we used to be a net importer) which has been steadily reducing our US propane inventories.
Second, our Northern states had a extreme crop drying season that not only used their local propane supply but also sent them south to get our propane supply.
Third, this extremely cold winter (record cold November and then our recent polar blast) had continued to stress propane supplies (the Northern states are still coming to the Midwest for supply).
We just saw a 27 cent increase in prices today alone! Unfortunately there is no end in sight and now recent weather predictions are calling for another polar blast heading our way next week!
Make sure you keep track of the gas in your tanks because we are on allocation right now and if the weather stays cold many propane companies are going to have to short fill customers! It’s best to have your tanks full in case this happens (regardless of these outrageous prices).
Call our office if you have any questions!