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Old 07-10-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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Default What is the cheapest month to fill your propane tank?

While I realize that propane costs fluctuate month to month and year to year, what month are prices typically the lowest? I figure it would be July or August?
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Last month. It's always last month...
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: New England
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The summer months are the best prices most years, but there a couple of years in the last 15 that you would have bought at the top.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Just called my propane dealer - said current rate is $2.90 /gal.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Just called my propane dealer - said current rate is $2.90 /gal.
I don't buy a lot of propane (2-3 20 pounders a year for the grill) but it seems to have been holding around that price for the last few years, costing me about $15 per fill.

One of these days I'd like to get a gas kitchen range though, and I have an on-demand water heater that I got for free some years ago that is just waiting to be installed...probably won't happen this year either, too many other things and too little money.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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If everyone knew that it would end up being the most expensive month!
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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Any month without an "R" in it....opposite of when you should cut your firewood. Cut firewood in any month with an "R". Rationale being for propane....that's the warmer months...rationale for firewood...sap is not up in the tree. I made up the part about propane, but believe that would be the best time. Old timers used to say to cut your firewood in a month with an "R". Same goes for cutting Pine logs. Cut them in a month without an "R" and you would get black stains in the wood. Also the pine was cut in winter so the log wouldn't shatter when it hit the ground. Snow would soften the impact. Nothing to do with propane, but the cyclical price is far more important than seasonal in my opinion.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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Price update: MaineGas charges $2.60 per gallon if you buy / prepay for 500 gallons
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