January 2013 Coal Consumption

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:40 am

When I quit using propane the average price for NY was over $3.40 in March 2011.
I see now the average is closer to $2.90 which is still ridiculous! :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: catpowrd On: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:42 am

The highest I've ever paid in WI is $1.69 for propane but I have heard of people paying $2.00 if you need to buy at the wrong time. Around here they have price breaks on more you buy at once like 300 gal min. 600 gal 1200 gal. I only get propane once a year so I can watch price trend and order when I think it's about the cheapest.
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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:46 am

catpowrd wrote:The highest I've ever paid in WI is $1.69 for propane but I have heard of people paying $2.00 if you need to buy at the wrong time. Around here they have price breaks on more you buy at once like 300 gal min. 600 gal 1200 gal. I only get propane once a year so I can watch price trend and order when I think it's about the cheapest.


Buying propane is like Real Estate. It's location, location, location.
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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:00 pm

I'm not sure about the accuracy of that website when it comes to propane data. For MD, it shows around $3.10 per gallon back in the oct / nov time frame and I can tell you we paid around $1.80 at that time.

Got some for the church delivered today at $1.40 / gallon but they get the "church" rate which is about $0.20 / gallon cheaper than normal residential. It is cheaper now in the middle of winter than it was just after Christmas which was cheaper than october which was cheaper than last summer. who'da thought it would get cheaper as it got colder.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00 pm

titleist1 wrote:I'm not sure about the accuracy of that website when it comes to propane data. For MD, it shows around $3.10 per gallon back in the oct / nov time frame and I can tell you we paid around $1.80.

Got some for the church delivered today at $1.40 / gallon but they get the "church" rate which is about $0.20 / gallon cheaper than normal residential. It is cheaper now in the middle of winter than it was just after Christmas which was cheaper than october which was cheaper than last summer. who'da thought it would get cheaper as it got colder.


About 55%-60% of propane comes from natural gas, so with NG prices falling like a rock, propane will follow. The other 40%-45% comes from oil refining.
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