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Winter 2013-14 Propane Updates

Last updated: March 12, 2014


With the onset of severely cold weather in recent weeks, propane supplies in the Midwest are extremely tight. Information related to the current propane situation is available below.

NOAA forecast shows below normal temperatures across most of the Midwest
8-14 day propane outlook
Retail propane prices in the
Midwest, which rose sharply
in late January, have moved
lower

Retail propane prices in the Midwest, which rose sharply in late
January, have moved lower
Natural gas and electricity are the major heating fuels for most of the United States
Heating fuel market shares by region

Price and inventory data

Prices
  • Weekly U.S. prices (retail and wholesale)
  • Weekly Midwest (PADD 2) price (retail and wholesale)
  • Reuters F.O.B. propane prices at Mont Belvieu, Texas (PADD 3)

  • Inventories
  • Weekly U.S. Inventories of Propane and Propylene
  • Weekly Midwest (PADD 2) Inventories of Propane and Propylene

  • EIA summary presentations and other analyses

    Summary presentations
  • An update on the propane market situation - delivered on March 12, 2014

  • This Week in Petroleum articles
  • Midwest propane markets tighten further on cold weather - released January 15, 2014
  • New production sources change domestic propane flows - released October 2, 2013

  • Today in Energy articles
  • Midwest propane markets tighten further on cold weather - released January 23, 2014
  • Propane demand hits a record high for November - released December 12, 2013
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