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Old 01-26-2014, 08:04 PM
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Default Propane shortage

This winter has been unreal, now a major propane shortage!

How many on here are affected.

Price is way up, supplies low.
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:09 PM
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This winter has been unreal, now a major propane shortage!

How many on here are affected.

Price is way up, supplies low.

I pre bought at $1.19 in August. Just heard at the coffee shop in MO that it was over $4 there. Pretty sad!
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:10 PM
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Good at the house - natural gas

My parents in shawano county are on allocation. Waupaca county is as well

Hearing $4-6/gallon. 100 gallon maximum. $200 fee if you are not a regular customer. I guess some restaurants are closing on weekdays not to burn fuel and some businesses are keeping the thermostat at 60F.

Al Gore is having a bad winter.
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:21 PM
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I doubt 4$ gallon LP is affecting Al. He made a ton off of this idea.

I ordered $700 worth at 1.999. I had a card guaranteeing the price until Jan. 31. I hope they do not back out on this deal.
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:42 PM
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Default Propane

Turkey farmers are very concerned, as some have been told they may be without LP for awhile
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:10 PM
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Figures, sold the farm last summer and haven't had to purchase LP for the past ten years as we always heated with wood. Moved to town and need LP for heat, drying clothes and fireplace. Priced out a new Lopi wood insert the other day. Time for the Heat & Glo LP insert to go. Oak and Hickory sound much better to me. Especially since I log during the winter months.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:31 PM
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Thumbs down propane

Talked to a gentleman today that lives close to Spencer Ia., just paid $4.60/ gal.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:38 PM
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Worked in the propane business for 14 years. A shortage of propane is man made and nothing else. A shortage is the business men holding onto propane to drive price up. It's in storage and plenty of it. When they said there was a shortage they were still burning propane off to get to the other byproducts. It all comes from crude oil.

Price hear is $4.39 a gallon. Just plain price gouging.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:55 PM
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I live in central Wisconsin. 2000sq foot house built in 2005. I own my 1000gallon tank. For the last 6 years I just put a few hundred gallons in here and there. Never payed over 2$ a gallon.

Filled up a few hundred gallons in December at $1.70. Figured come end of January we would fill up again and be good till spring like I NORMALLY did for years.

I was under 5% and would probably run out this week if I didnt fill. So 5$ a gallon it was and I got 250 gallons... but.... at least I got some LP.

I had a weird feeling last time the guy was out that I should just top off the tank and worry about the bill when it comes.But I never seen anything like this..... Hope it gets better.

Wonder what Gov. Walker will come up with during his meeting Monday? I hope something.

I called around my area and if I wasnt a existing customer they didnt want to talk to me. Cash price was 7$ one place and 7-14 day waiting list.

My friend with a Geothermal heat set up is sitting pretty good........ man o man.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:09 PM
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capitalism at it's finest...............get the absolute most you can.
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