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Propane Pricing Series Part 2: Current Trend

Second only to maybe Thanksgiving, propane prices are on everyone’s mind this time of year. As promised, this is part two of the three-part pricing series. Here’s a quick reminder on what has been published in this series and what …

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Propane Pricing Series: Pricing Factors

There’s a crisp chill in the air now (in most parts of the US, anyway) and that can only mean one thing: people are thinking about propane prices! Propane pricing is a complex topic, mostly because there are a vast …

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Thoughts on the EIA’s March 2013 Short-Term Energy Outlook

Every month the U.S. EIA (Energy Information Administration) releases their Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).  The March edition of the STEO report was released on March 12th with this highlight specifically called out: Total U.S. liquid fuels consumption fell from 20.8 …

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2012 Propane Pricing Trends from the EIA

Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) published a short article looking back at natural gas liquids prices in 2012.  Besides propane, natural gas liquids include ethane (sometimes included with natural gas), butane (aka lighter fluid, among other uses), …

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Caveats with Winter Propane Pricing

As we mentioned in the past, there are a handful of caveats to predicting propane process in the short term.  To help gauge prices in the near term, during the winter months beginning in October, the U.S. Energy Information Administration …

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Where could oil and propane prices go over the next decade? (Our Take on the U.S. EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012 – Part 3)

Over the next 10 to 25 years, energy prices, specifically oil, could be anywhere from twice as expensive as they are today to half the cost of current prices.  As we’ve noted previously, propane prices tend to follow oil prices …

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