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Posted October 2, 2014Today in Energy

Propane use for crop drying depends on weather and corn markets as well as crop size ›

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects this fall's corn harvest to be slightly larger than last fall's record harvest. Depending on the timing and moisture content of the crop, the harvest could have effects on the propane market, as propane is among the fuels used for crop-drying. Propane consumption in corn-producing states typically rises in September and October with the corn harvest, followed by a larger rise related to space-heating needs in January. More

Source: EIA, Petroleum Marketing Monthly


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