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Old 11-08-2014, 05:19 AM
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I just paid 2.49 p/gl will this be dropping with other fuel prices ?
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:11 AM
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Diesel prices don't seem to be dropping, currently almost $1/gallon higher than unleaded regular around here.

Just paid $3.62/gallon for propane here.
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Paid $2.60 (100 gallons delivered) here in NC a few weeks ago, which was down about 15% from 10 months ago.
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Surprised prices in ma are competitive ?
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:23 AM
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I just paid 2.49 p/gl will this be dropping with other fuel prices ?
Propane prices are much more stable than distiate prices so you wont see the same flucuation in price.

Having said that, propane wholesale prices have come down a bit since this past summer but im not sure it will do much for you since most propane contracts are secured in both price and volume by the end of september for the winter months at the retail level.

Propane price to a larger extent for an end user is based on volume and what the product is being used for.
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Paid $1.99 a few weeks back but only because I had gotten in line on a promotional fill for 60 and didn't really need any more than that. That put me at almost 80%. The price at the time was $2.29 here. I know that because they tried to then charge me the full amount. The promotion was offered and accepted over three months back. They just never got around to filling me. But... I got them to adjust it.
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I have a contract for I think $2.35/gal with ferrelgas in Raleigh. Service with them, never had an issue other than long delivery times in the dead of winter. I will say I hate hate hate HATE having propane. HATE IT. Our house is 2300 sf dual zone...heat pump for upstairs and new propane furnace for downstairs that was put in right before we bought the house. That thing will keep the house at 98 no matter what it's like outside, but we go through about $200/month in propane just to keep it at 62. It is so expensive to use here. Heat pumps make so much more sense for NC given the weather and how cheap electricity is (relatively speaking).

We are going to wood heat next week with a fireplace insert.
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I have a contract for I think $2.35/gal with ferrelgas in Raleigh. Service with them, never had an issue other than long delivery times in the dead of winter. I will say I hate hate hate HATE having propane. HATE IT. Our house is 2300 sf dual zone...heat pump for upstairs and new propane furnace for downstairs that was put in right before we bought the house. That thing will keep the house at 98 no matter what it's like outside, but we go through about $200/month in propane just to keep it at 62. It is so expensive to use here. Heat pumps make so much more sense for NC given the weather and how cheap electricity is (relatively speaking).

We are going to wood heat next week with a fireplace insert.

Could it be your heat pumps just seem more efficient and less expensive to operate because your propane funnace is allowing the heat to rise to the second floor and compensating for the heat pumps? Heat pumps are ideal for your area but electricity is usually an expensive way to generate BTU'S. Maybe its a lot cheaper down there.
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Could it be your heat pumps just seem more efficient and less expensive to operate because your propane funnace is allowing the heat to rise to the second floor and compensating for the heat pumps? Heat pumps are ideal for your area but electricity is usually an expensive way to generate BTU'S. Maybe its a lot cheaper down there.
Good point, and definitely something to consider. Our house is pretty open, foyer and living room have a cathedral ceiling that goes right to the upstairs hallway. We used one of those kerosene heaters last year in the living room to help somewhat with fuel costs. It would keep downstairs at 70 and upstairs at 75 by itself, so there is a good bit of heat going upstairs (had then living room fan on in reverse to try to keep some of it down).

Even so, my parents have a 2600 sf that's all heat pump and they're worst bill during last years brutal winter was I think 180. Granted, once it gets below 30 your using the strips and not the pump, which as you said is not cost effective at all.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Good point, and definitely something to consider. Our house is pretty open, foyer and living room have a cathedral ceiling that goes right to the upstairs hallway. We used one of those kerosene heaters last year in the living room to help somewhat with fuel costs. It would keep downstairs at 70 and upstairs at 75 by itself, so there is a good bit of heat going upstairs (had then living room fan on in reverse to try to keep some of it down).

Even so, my parents have a 2600 sf that's all heat pump and they're worst bill during last years brutal winter was I think 180. Granted, once it gets below 30 your using the strips and not the pump, which as you said is not cost effective at all.
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I havnt filled up yet. Is there any reliable websites showing propane prices I can't seem to find one. Only problem with shopping propane prices is I have the tanks from the company so if I switch providers I would need to switch tanks. Wonder if the prices are negotiable. I would be psyched if it was under$3. I paid 3.45-4 last year.
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I havnt filled up yet. Is there any reliable websites showing propane prices I can't seem to find one. Only problem with shopping propane prices is I have the tanks from the company so if I switch providers I would need to switch tanks. Wonder if the prices are negotiable. I would be psyched if it was under$3. I paid 3.45-4 last year.
If you use propane for heat the prices are more flexible.
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Just paid 5.99 in CT, WTF?
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i am trying to lock in 2.49 for later in the winter. i am at 50% and dont want to pay the inflated price when i need it in march.
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I havnt filled up yet. Is there any reliable websites showing propane prices I can't seem to find one. Only problem with shopping propane prices is I have the tanks from the company so if I switch providers I would need to switch tanks. Wonder if the prices are negotiable. I would be psyched if it was under$3. I paid 3.45-4 last year.

Ask your present supplier how much the propane is if you own the tanks, it should be less. See how much the tanks sell for new and they may offer to sell you the USED tanks that you have now for a reduced cost. If they will do this have the serial numbers from the tanks and go pay for them and get a bill of sale. Then you are free to shop prices and buy from anyone you choose.

This is what I did.



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80 dollars for 2.5 years.
When I set the house up I set it up for Hurricanes with gas stove. Have gas wall heater in case the power goes off in winter and we have the fire place with the insert that will run you out of there but have to be in generator power for it to work..
Gas heater in the race trailer I might use twice a year so thats no more than two 10 pound cylinders.
Not a lot..
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1.99 last week , Sanford, NC
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Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
Ask your present supplier how much the propane is if you own the tanks, it should be less. See how much the tanks sell for new and they may offer to sell you the USED tanks that you have now for a reduced cost. If they will do this have the serial numbers from the tanks and go pay for them and get a bill of sale. Then you are free to shop prices and buy from anyone you choose.

This is what I did.



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Here is a potential issue with owning your own propane tank.

The reason why propane is cheaper when the end user owns the tank is because the company is no longer responsible to maintain the tank. You now assume all liability for any code changes, insurance claims and safety issues and it becomes difficult to go back on the company if something were to go wrong since its not their equipment. You may also find that
some repairs that would be done for no charge for company owned equipment you are getting a handsome bill for.

With propane, shopping around for the best price means that by law every time you switch vendors a gas check needs to be done and that runs around 79 bucks. Kind of a pain in the ass.
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$2.50 for LP.
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