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 prices that EIA publishes. EIA publishes the average of the prices reported to us by respondents to our surveys. They do not include taxes, or any premiums or discounts that you may be charged or offered by your propane supplier. They are only a general guide to propane prices in your area.
We cannot tell you if you are being charged a reasonable or fair price for your propane. There is no government regulation or control of propane prices. If you think you are being charged unfairly by your 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.
Educational information on propane and propane prices.
Last updated: January 15, 2013
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