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Thread: OT- Propane price surprise.

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    Ross@home Guest

    Default OT- Propane price surprise.

    We live in a rural area with no access to natural gas so we rely on
    propane. We have a 1500 liter propane tank and use propane for home
    cooking, home heating (supplemental to wood stove), water heating,
    clothes drying (when they can't be hung out), and the big tank is even
    connected to our outdoor grill. We use between 4,000 & 5,000 liters
    per year.
    With the price of gasoline steadily climbing, I was dreading where
    this winter's propane price might go.
    The pleasant surprise came on our recent fill which was 1041.2 liters
    at the price of only $0.399/liter. For those of you that buy propane
    by the US gallon that's only $1.51/gallon.
    In addition, our locked in price over the winter, good until April
    30/13 is an unbelievable $0.499/liter (US $1.89/gallon).
    The last time we had a price lower than 39.9 cents a liter was in the
    summer of 2004. In years past we have paid as high as 74 cents per
    liter
    What are other folks paying for propane these days? Sheldon?

    Ross.
    Southern Ontario, Canada

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT- Propane price surprise.

    On Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:17:14 -0500, Ross@home wrote:

    > What are other folks paying for propane these days? Sheldon?


    New York is $2.67

    Texas is $2.25

    Gasoline is $2.97 in Austin.

    -sw

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    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: OT- Propane price surprise.

    On Nov 19, 4:17*pm, Ross@home wrote:
    > We live in a rural area with no access to natural gas so we rely on
    > propane. We have a 1500 liter propane tank and use propane for home
    > cooking, home heating (supplemental to wood stove), water heating,
    > clothes drying (when they can't be hung out), and the big tank is even
    > connected to our outdoor grill. We use between 4,000 & 5,000 liters
    > per year.
    > With the price of gasoline steadily climbing, I was dreading where
    > this winter's propane price might go.
    > The pleasant surprise came on our recent fill which was 1041.2 liters
    > at the price of only $0.399/liter. For those of you that buy propane
    > by the US gallon that's only $1.51/gallon.
    > In addition, our locked in price over the winter, good until April
    > 30/13 is an unbelievable $0.499/liter (US $1.89/gallon).
    > The last time we had a price lower than 39.9 cents a liter was in the
    > summer of 2004. In years past we have paid as high as 74 cents per
    > liter
    > What are other folks paying for propane these days? Sheldon?
    >
    > Ross.
    > Southern Ontario, Canada


    $2.49 for me.

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    MotoFox Guest

    Default Re: OT- Propane price surprise.

    And it came to pass that Ross delivered the following message unto the
    people, saying~

    > What are other folks paying for propane these days? Sheldon?


    In the beginning of August, about $2.60/gal, I think. I actually haven't
    bought propane in months, since my propane-powered truck was stolen (and
    subsequently destroyed by fire.)

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    gregz Guest

    Default Re: OT- Propane price surprise.

    <Ross@home> wrote:
    > We live in a rural area with no access to natural gas so we rely on
    > propane. We have a 1500 liter propane tank and use propane for home
    > cooking, home heating (supplemental to wood stove), water heating,
    > clothes drying (when they can't be hung out), and the big tank is even
    > connected to our outdoor grill. We use between 4,000 & 5,000 liters
    > per year.
    > With the price of gasoline steadily climbing, I was dreading where
    > this winter's propane price might go.
    > The pleasant surprise came on our recent fill which was 1041.2 liters
    > at the price of only $0.399/liter. For those of you that buy propane
    > by the US gallon that's only $1.51/gallon.
    > In addition, our locked in price over the winter, good until April
    > 30/13 is an unbelievable $0.499/liter (US $1.89/gallon).
    > The last time we had a price lower than 39.9 cents a liter was in the
    > summer of 2004. In years past we have paid as high as 74 cents per
    > liter
    > What are other folks paying for propane these days? Sheldon?
    >
    > Ross.
    > Southern Ontario, Canada


    I would have to check around. Ever since propane jumped some years ago, I
    never saw price decreases on pre filled tanks.Paid $4.30 gallon a year ago
    with delivery.

    Greg

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: OT- Propane price surprise.

    On Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:17:14 -0500, Ross@home wrote:

    >We live in a rural area with no access to natural gas so we rely on
    >propane. We have a 1500 liter propane tank and use propane for home
    >cooking, home heating (supplemental to wood stove), water heating,
    >clothes drying (when they can't be hung out), and the big tank is even
    >connected to our outdoor grill. We use between 4,000 & 5,000 liters
    >per year.
    >With the price of gasoline steadily climbing, I was dreading where
    >this winter's propane price might go.
    >The pleasant surprise came on our recent fill which was 1041.2 liters
    >at the price of only $0.399/liter. For those of you that buy propane
    >by the US gallon that's only $1.51/gallon.
    >In addition, our locked in price over the winter, good until April
    >30/13 is an unbelievable $0.499/liter (US $1.89/gallon).
    >The last time we had a price lower than 39.9 cents a liter was in the
    >summer of 2004. In years past we have paid as high as 74 cents per
    >liter
    >What are other folks paying for propane these days? Sheldon?
    >
    >Ross.
    >Southern Ontario, Canada


    Last bill was just under $3 a gallon. In fact the gas company will be
    here tomorrow to install another one of those ventless heaters, this
    the smallest they make (10,000 BTUs) for inside my well shed. I have
    an electric heater in there for winter and it's very cheap to run,
    especially since I have the electric service on for the well anyway
    and the minimum is like $40/month. The electric heater only adds
    another $10 and thats an average for only five months. It's only to
    keep the pipes from freezing, I have it set so it holds at about 45F.
    The propane heater will only get used in case of a power failure... a
    lot less hassle than a generator. The well shed is only about 100
    sqft with a 7' ceiling and it's very well insulated, framed with 2" X
    6", and faces south. I like propane, it's a lot cleaner than oil, and
    wood is worse. I have a huge wood burning box stove in my basement,
    water jacketed so it heats hot water for baseboard and makes domestic
    hot water. But it's dirty and dealing with firewood is a PIA, and I
    don't think wood burning saves money. Plenty of people where I live
    heat with wood; they need to buy wood or gather their own. Between
    chain saws, log splitters, and trucking there's really no savings,
    those things cost a lot of money to buy and maintain... and then the
    stove and chimney need maintenence too. And then a wood fire requires
    constant attention, you can't go anywhere for too long lest the fire
    goes out... those who heat with wood every moment of their life is
    concernd with wood. And wood stoves are dangerous, every winter
    several houses around here burn to the ground, and you don't hear
    about all the small fires that require rebuilding a room. At this
    point in my life I much prefer to set a thermostat.

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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: OT- Propane price surprise.

    On 2012-11-20, gregz <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> What are other folks paying for propane these days? Sheldon?


    Last Winter it was > $2.50 gal. Last week I paid about $1.80 gal.

    nb


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