Propane News

1 November 2014 - 17:20, by , in Propane News, No comments
Propane prices have moved up and down slightly since I last reported. Right now, the market price at Sarnia is about where it was at the beginning of October. If you follow the news and weather on any regular basis, you will know the fall harvest of soybeans and corn are behind this year because...
1 October 2014 - 17:21, by , in Propane News, No comments
After that dreadful price spike back in February, the price of propane has dropped back to reasonable levels, at least to this point in the year. The outlook for winter heating this year depends on which authority you talk to. One will tell you it will be a mild winter, while another will tell you...
1 May 2014 - 17:23, by , in Propane News, No comments
Finally the price of propane has fallen back to a more acceptable level. This time of year, the producers of propane start to refill the storage facilities around the country, so that by the fall heating season, storage is topped up in advance of demand. You will recall last fall, storage wasn’t topped up and...
1 March 2014 - 17:25, by , in Propane News, No comments
Last newsletter, I tried to give you some insight into why propane pricing was climbing like it was. My hope was that when the weather started to warm up, the price would start to fall. As you and I both know, it is still freezing cold out, and the outlook for March is for extended...
1 February 2014 - 17:26, by , in Propane News, No comments
I’m sure you are seeing your propane bills lately and wondering, what is going on with these high prices! I’ll try to give you some insight into the current pricing levels. In June of 2013, the price of propane at the storage facility in Sarnia, also called the ‘gate price’, was 24.5¢ per litre. That...
1 January 2014 - 17:28, by , in Propane News, No comments
I wish I had better news to start off 2014 with, but wishing and hoping doesn’t make it so. The price of propane continues to climb to levels I haven’t seen since 1999, with no slow down in sight. Conserve where you can, and pray the price starts to fall back to more reasonable levels....
28 December 2013 - 17:30, by , in Propane News, No comments
A First Nations blockade of a Canadian National Railway Co. link between the Sarnia, Ontario, petrochemical industry and mainlines has disrupted rail shipments of propane. The barrier on the spur line, over which an average 450 Canadian National rail cars pass each day, began Dec. 21, according to Jim Feeny, a Montreal-based spokesman for the...
1 November 2013 - 17:32, by , in Propane News, No comments
Well, I’m scratching my head as I watch the price of propane continue to rise. The gate price for propane is as high now as it was in December 2011. I watch the market reports each day and take notice of many things, but the price of oil is an important one. I’m scratching my...
1 October 2013 - 17:34, by , in Propane News, No comments
Although the price of propane fell slightly over the summer months, it started to climb again around the middle of august and is back up to the level it was in early March of this year. I talked in a previous article about new gas reserves coming on line from a process called fracking.  This...
1 May 2013 - 17:35, by , in Propane News, No comments
The price of propane for now is staying relatively steady. The price isn’t low, but it’s not as high as we’ve seen it, either. Let’s hope the price of all fuels goes down over the summer. Although, I won’t hold my breath. So, the other day, my sweetheart was looking after our four-year-old grandson, probably...