U.S. Propane Imports
Source: Energy Information Administration
Another source of supply of propane is from imports. Imports for the first five months of this year have decreased about 8 percent (about 13 thousand barrels per day) compared to the same period of time one year ago. But compared to the five-year average, propane imports are up by 14 percent (19 thousand barrels per day) over the first five months of this year.
Waterborne imports are a swing supply for the US in the winter but most waterborne imports dried up due to weakening crude oil and natural gas prices in the Spring and falling petrochemical demand compared with rising inventories in Mont Belvieu, Texas.