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    I just filled the tank 2 weeks ago for 1.85 a gallon, and I thought that was pretty bad. Today the guy put in 150 gallons and it was 3.98!!!! My wife called cuz she thought it was a mistake, and the guy tells her that they already raised the price since this morning to 4.59!!! WTF?! The corn was really wet this year, so there was allot of drying gas used, and this long cold snap all over the country has put a dent in the nations supply. We are being rationed too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arlen View Post
    I just filled the tank 2 weeks ago for 1.85 a gallon, and I thought that was pretty bad. Today the guy put in 150 gallons and it was 3.98!!!! My wife called cuz she thought it was a mistake, and the guy tells her that they already raised the price since this morning to 4.59!!! WTF?! The corn was really wet this year, so there was allot of drying gas used, and this long cold snap all over the country has put a dent in the nations supply. We are being rationed too.
    For years I've been doing a seasonal pre-paid contract for x gallons at fixed $/gal. I guess now I'll get to find out if there's any fine print I didn't see.
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    I contract mine.. I got locked in for $1.699 for propane for the winter. They take a 3 yr ave. and thats what you can lock in.. Last month he said it was $.60 higher off the truck. Not sure what it is now.

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    I thought you guys might want to hear this. I have been in the Geothermal field for 25 years. For the $4.50 cents per gallon you are paying, geothermal produces the same amount of heat (94,500BTU out of one gallon) for .31 cents. If a average home uses 1500 gallon per year at $4.00 thats $6000 dollars. Geothermal produces that same amount of heat for $465.00!! I have approx 9000 sq ft of space I am heating between shop and home. My last months entire electric bill for lights and heat was $231.00 dollars.

    Guys, government is paying 30% of the installation of Geothermal. BUT, only till 2016. Its a 60-90% ROI and its tax free money!!

    Just saying............

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    Yep!!

    Buddy of mine drives a Transfer Bottle truck for one of the regional suppliers.

    The gas goes from pipeline to the hubs, and from the hubs to the regionals, and from there to the retailers that fill your tanks.

    The problem is so many empty private tanks, needing fills at one time, are overwhelming the storage capacity of the local retailers, and the regional suppliers simply cannot maintain supplys with the limited number of trucks running to both. Several states have declared energy emergencys, and have dropped drivers limitations on hours, but there still aren't enough trucks and operators. If trucks are going between retailer/distributors and the regionals, the regionals run out...then the trucks have to run between hubs and the regionals again, etc.

    There is plenty of gas. Getting it where it's needed is the issue. A logistical hiccup that will be short lived.

    A big part of the problem came with shifting supplys to the midwest for all the wet corn that came in early, then the hard cold snap we had drained folks tanks and everybody needed a fill.

    Our prices here were $2.49 last week, so I ordered the annual fill. We heat with wood, so I wasn't too concerned.
    Then they called me back and explained that it might be a week...if at all before Febuary. So I called around, and holy crap!
    Ended up getting 200g @ $2.49 from our usual retailer, and holding off on getting a fill from our Farm Bureau at $3.70.
    We should be good untill August on 200 Gal., but some folks are running out just as this latest cold snap is hitting.

    Wed. I talked to my driver buddy about doing some wood cutting this weekend, and he's going to be running from Ohio to Maine.
    It seems his boss made a deal to run LP to the northeast under contract, as the folks up in the northeast are hurting and paying even more.
    Prices here are around $4.25g now. He figured it will be 3-4 weeks before things settle down again, and mid summer until prices return to sane.

    Now is a good time to shop for a wood stove if you don't have one already. ;)

    The war on Coal and electric rates moved a lot of folks off of electric heat, to LP, and oil prices have done the same.

    Every spring storm drops plenty of free winter heat.;)

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    Just paid $3.20.
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    I have a small shop that I heat with propane. Only reason I heat it is to keep the pipes from freezing, as it has a separate well and pressure tank from my house. I bought in October, and gave $2/gal. Got 150 gallons, which should last 2 years, or more, depending on the temps. (Still had 50 left from last winter, when I only bought 100 gals.) Sounds like I should be very glad that I filled the tank then. I don't know what it is going for here now. Might get to call around and check later today, and report back.
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