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Old 03-04-2016, 11:19 AM
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Can anyone tell me not only why the cost per gallon of propane in Florida is double that of the rest of the South and over 2.5 times the national average but also why the price has INCREASED by like 15% since the end of 2014 even though the price of the "feedstock" has crashed? The latest numbers that i found say that residential propane is giong for $4.75 a gallon on average down here!!!!! It's $2 a gallon in Georgia.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:32 PM
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I blame Hank Hill.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:56 PM
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IDK but my buddy has propane at his house. The company randomly fills the tank and randomly assigns a price per unit of measure.
Every time he calls them out on the inconsistencies, researches average prices, and re-negotiates the price. It really pisses him off so he is very diligent about it.
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:39 PM
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My guess it's because Florida doesn't use much propane, compared to other regions. I probably use 1500 gallons a year or so. It's around $2.50 up here.
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I'm in Florida and paid 2.99 a gallon last residential fill. About 60 gallons first week of February 2016
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:28 PM
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Part of it is shipping costs. Shipped by rail or barge in Florida, pipeline many other areas.
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Im in south MS...$2.39 delivered to my house a week ago
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
Im in south MS...$2.39 delivered to my house a week ago

That's about what mine was a few weeks ago.
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by lowelife View Post
I'm in Florida and paid 2.99 a gallon last residential fill. About 60 gallons first week of February 2016
I had that same price just after Christmas in Central Florida.
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Originally Posted by ReelNauti View Post
That's about what mine was a few weeks ago.
luckily I will use roughly 75 gallons per year....only use gas to cook and tankless water heater
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2.249 per gallon on Jan 7th I use 1300-1400 gal per year. Heat, Hot Water, Cooking, Clothes Dryer.
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I filled up a 20# cylinder for $14.99


That's about as much propane as I get at once.
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Originally Posted by myyellas2k View Post
I filled up a 20# cylinder for $14.99


That's about as much propane as I get at once.
that's sweet......

im on a plan that I can fill bottles at the propane company for $1.00 per gallon (as long as I buy 50+ gallons a year for the house)
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
luckily I will use roughly 75 gallons per year....only use gas to cook and tankless water heater
I have those things as well as a propane pool heater. That thing really eats the propane!! So much so that I only heat the pool when the grandchildren are here.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:06 PM
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$14 for a 20lb tank here in SC.
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In a fuel club here burn over a 1000 1.35 last time I filled
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
that's sweet......

im on a plan that I can fill bottles at the propane company for $1.00 per gallon (as long as I buy 50+ gallons a year for the house)
That's not a deal especially if you have to buy 50+ gallons a year. I can refill mine for less and i don't use propane
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Originally Posted by DFreedom View Post
$14 for a 20lb tank here in SC.
Thats what it was here in 2007. i have a 100 pound tank in my shop and no pickup truck. The guys down the street come pick it up with forklift, fill it and bring it back. When I was refilling before the crash, that was a $100 operation. I haven't filled it in a year and need to get it done.
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Isn't there natural gas available in Florida ?
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Originally Posted by Restrain View Post
Part of it is shipping costs. Shipped by rail or barge in Florida, pipeline many other areas.
That's the problem, everything goes into Florida, nothing comes out.
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