U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I being charged more for propane than the price on EIA's website?
The price you are being charged for propane can vary widely from the propane prices that the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes. EIA publishes the average of the prices reported by respondents to surveys (see learn more links below). The prices do not include taxes, or any premiums or discounts that you may be charged or offered by a propane supplier. The propane prices that EIA publishes are only a general guide for propane prices in your area.
EIA cannot tell you if you are being charged a reasonable or fair price for propane. There is no government regulation or control of propane prices. If you think you are being charged unfairly by a propane supplier, you may contact your local Better Business Bureau and/or your state consumer protection agency, usually administered by the Attorney General. They may be able to assist you.
Weekly average propane prices, October through March, for the United States, selected states, and regions of the country
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Last updated: January 5, 2017
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