The average residential propane price rose 6.2 cents per gallon to reach 246.6 cents per gallon. This was an increase of 14.9 cents per gallon compared to the same period last year. Wholesale propane prices increased 11.2 cents per gallon to reach 142.2 cents per gallon. This was an increase of 61.5 cents per gallon when compared to the December 29, 2008 price of 80.7 cents per gallon.
Propane Inventories Fall
Propane inventories in the U.S. fell by 1.5 million barrels last week to 52.5 million. The largest draw of 1.1 million barrels occurred in the Gulf Coast region. The Midwest regional stocks fell by 0.5 million barrels and the Rock Mountain/West Coast region drew slightly. The East Cost regional stocks built by 0.1 million barrels.