$4.00 midwest LP

$4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: casino_boy On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:11 am

Sure glad i got 8 ton of coal in the bin now.
LP was never cheap but for the midwest one of the cheapest places to buy it.
Camparing with fuel calculater cost is $11.72 per million btu of 16,000,000 per unit cost campared to $54.74 per million btu of propane.
Puts a smile on my face.
Happyburning :D
Last edited by Richard S. on Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Htzer 82 FA
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Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:48 am

Makes the $4.00/gallon fuel oil in these parts look like a bargain
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
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Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: warminmn On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:59 pm

a local LP dealer has been saying it will be $5 next week here. It was 2.20 here last week. Last time I bought any was 2004. I will admit to laughing at a couple coworkers who laughed about me burning coal in the past. They werent smiling anymore :D

I imagine the government will step in somehow. Has to be some extra gouging going on somehow.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin
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Other Heating: wood


Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:18 pm

Had to calculate this twice because I thought a I made a mistake the first time. At $4 per gallon it just a little over $1000 if it were 1 ton of coal, at $5 per gallon it would be $1300 if it were 1 ton of coal.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:21 pm

They just said on the weather channel that the average size of a propane tank is 500gal and the price to fill one up would be over $1,500. :shock:

I'm glad i dont burn propane :)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: btrowe1 On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:43 pm

N.E. is same way,Every thing very $$ just received my EL bill and was shocked. Glad I'm burning coal. With these temps a bit more than usual but I'm saving :D
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska stoker 140 Coal
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Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: jubileejerry On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:44 pm

I'm glad I filled up a few weeks ago! Jerry
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Baseburners & Antiques: Wehrle Acme Sunburst 112, Hot Blast wood/coal burner
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Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: catpowrd On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:01 pm

$4.99 a gal here in Wisconsin, was $1.99 last week and $1.19 last summer, definitely price gouging.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Royall
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Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:31 am

Funny how it always works, if there is a shortage of something it should just be harder to get not more expensive. I'll bet come summer with lots in supply the price will never come back down to where it was, free enterprise at it's worse. Even now once the price gets to where they want it (or they start getting looked into for gouging) which ever comes first there will all of a sudden be plenty of propain. :mad:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
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Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:40 am

samhill wrote:Funny how it always works, if there is a shortage of something it should just be harder to get not more expensive.


Well Sam if your business for example depends on propane you're going to pay whatever it takes to get it.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:48 am

True Richard but does that make it right? For many there life may depend on propane to keep from freezing so would it be ok to let them freeze if they can't afford it? There are some shelters opening up around here, not for the homeless as usual but for those that can't heat there homes. The VFF are going in & draining their water lines & winterizing & taking them someplace to keep from freezing, the end result is going to be (as always) the tax payer is going to foot the bill. :sick:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
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Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:51 am

WOW and I thought MA was bad a few years back at $3.80/gallon for that stuff! :shock: Holy extortion ....

$1,300 a ton for coal ... imagine that!! :o

In other news, local fuel oil prices have hit an all-time high not seen since '08 today .... :roll:
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Re: $4.00 midwest LP

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:41 am

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