Demand Up, Supplies Short, Causing Spike in Propane Prices
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (CBS) — There’s a nationwide propane shortage, with the extreme cold across much of the nation causing propane heating costs in select areas to rise.
Industry professionals say the propane supply is low mainly because of the weather: a wet autumn had farmers in the midwest drying corn crops with propane, and the harsh winter has had customers with propane heat cranking up their thermostats.
There are other factors, such as exports and pipelines that have been down for maintenance, which has added to higher costs is the midwest and northeastern parts of the country.
Simon Bowman is a spokesman for Amerigas Propane (with corporate offices in Valley Forge), the largest propane retail distributor in the United States.
“It’s important to remember that wholesale prices — the price we buy propane at — is up 60 percent plus from a year ago, and that’s due to numerous reasons, both supply and demand,”
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- fences and barriers: He said though it would take him years, he'd like to create a fence from hundreds of the one- to one-and-a-quarter-inch Schedule 40 steel pipes he was twisting into knotty stocks under an open propane forge into an untitled art
- Inside his shop, there's a propane-fueled forge, where he heats the bars to temperatures ranging from 1,800 to 2,000 degrees. Then he starts the drawing process, hammering away at the steel as it bends beneath the blows. There are multiple trips back
- "That's more propane than was imported all of last year," he said. AmeriGas Partners L.P., the Valley Forge company that is the nation's largest propane distributor, said it had captured some fuel destined for export. "We have been able to call in a
Responses to Propane Forge
Dan Heidman says:
Jun 03, 2013
Temporary forge before setting up coal or propane.
Thomascow Mc Mullan says:
May 31, 2013
I liked a @ video Propane LP Gas Burner in forge. Flame pattern. Heat up
andrew atkinson says:
May 28, 2013
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