Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:27pm
News agencies and propane related organizations periodically release news stories about various cities and counties that have chosen to use propane powered vehicles for police and school districts (among other agencies) to realize 'propane cost savings'. Some reports have described the conversion of taxi cabs and public transit vehicles to propane. Many of these articles reference the reason for the change: 'Propane Cost Savings'.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:19pm
Many propane consumers elect to lease or rent his or her propane tank for residential propane service. In this case the propane tank is typically owned and installed by his or her current propane supplier.
It is a good idea to make a note of the following propane service related dates: (1) The date that the annual propane tank rental fee (if applicable) is collected by your propane supplier, and (2) The date that your propane service commitment ends (as per your propane service contract with your current propane supplier).
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:15pm
Can homeowners and business operators that currently use natural gas for heating change to propane fuel and save money?
In virtually all cases the answer is very simple: No. While natural gas and propane gas achieve the same goals of home heating, cooking, clothes drying, water heating, etc., natural gas fuel is preferred and typically more economical.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:12pm
Many propane suppliers offer 'propane pre-buy prices', sometimes referred to as 'propane contract pricing' during the summer months before the winter heating season when the propane will be consumed.
While propane pre buy pricing has proven to be a money saving program for many residential propane consumers in past years, propane consumers should be cautious and carefully investigate propane pre-buy offerings before participating in such a propane price contract. Three specific areas that should be researched and carefully considered include the following:
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:09pm
Many propane consumers are evaluating their past propane pricing and propane service as they make decisions on propane service changes moving forward. Should I keep my same propane supplier from last year? Was my propane supplier charging 'competitive propane prices' last year? Was my propane supplier responsive to my service needs last winter? Has my propane supplier been promptly painting their leased propane tank to help me maintain the appearance of my property...or am I staring at an ugly, rusty propane tank with peeling paint and fading decals?
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:07pm
Can consumers challenge his or her propane suppliers propane price per gallon?
If a propane consumer is not participating in a fixed propane price per gallon or have any other agreement to the contrary, propane consumers should be willing to challenge his or her propane suppliers propane price per gallon - if research shows that a propane price per gallon for a pending delivery is not competitive.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:04pm
Many propane consumers post questions on website blogs regarding their curiosity of how propane prices are set by local propane suppliers.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 11:41am
Ontaining forklift propane cylinder delivery service can be very expensive. Operators of propane forklift fleets should investigate the following possible way that their propane forklift program may be wasting money.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 11:12am
Many propane consumers receive automatic propane deliveries from their propane supplier on a regular basis without knowledge of their propane price per gallon before receiving each delivery. As a result, propane consumers may or may not be paying competitive propane prices for each dellivery. If your propane supplier does not clearly post current propane price per gallon information on it's company website, it is important to request advance notice of your propane price per gallon for comparison before receiving each delivery.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 11:08am
Many propane suppliers that offer propane price protection plans, including propane pre-buy and propane price cap, end their propane price protection plan offers at approximately the end of September (or earlier) each year. Interested propane consumers should contact their local propane suppliers to compare local propane price protection plans as as soon as possible.