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    Propane has gone up to $4.00 a gallon around here.
    Don't want to even think about what fuel oil will be this winter.
    Good thing we use wood heat besides.
    I am worried about older people on fixed incomes ( like us ) with out wood heat.
    My DS's GF's grandparents heat with Propane. It's going to be a rough winter. ( How many older people are going to freeze to death because of this? )
    Heap sure isn't going to be much help this year.

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    My dfil lives in Cohoes, NY. He lives in assisted living center, so it won't affect him as much, but I guess the alc will up their charges to pay for higher propane costs.

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    Ok, I'm dont complaining about our 1.35 (nat gas) summer fill and prepay price. I'm very grateful to be able to prepay because I'm on a country rt with a tank. The people with citilines are at the mercy of the fluctuations.
    With the summer fill and the prepay it will cost about 1200. We can burn a bit of wood until it freezes. Then we need the furnace or our pipes freeze.
    Wi has a heat share program to help elderly etc. When we get out electric bill it asks you to donate. I wonder with prices going so high though how many people will be donating less due to more financial strain.

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    Good grief!

    We paid $1.25/gallon for propane in late May. I think I'll start nagging everyone to take shorter showers! We did get a new hot water heater this summer --- surely it is bound to be more efficient than the old one.

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    It cost us $400. to get our tank filled to 80% cap. We still had a little left from 2 years ago. Thank goodness for our wood stove!

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    I tried to do a search this morning on the internet to find current pricing --- does anyone know where to find this information (besides calling the supplier)?

    TIA!

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    http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/p...e/propbro.html


    For current information on propane prices, supply, and demand, see the “Heating Oil and Propane Update” section of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) web site at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petro...ng_update.html

    U.S. Natural Gas Prices
    http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/ng/ng_..._dcu_nus_m.htm


    U.S. Propane & Other Liquified Gases

    http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petro...e/propane.html


    [COLOR=purple]I use oil to heat my house. We have

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    http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/p...e/propbro.html


    For current information on propane prices, supply, and demand, see the “Heating Oil and Propane Update” section of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) web site at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petro...ng_update.html

    U.S. Natural Gas Prices
    http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/ng/ng_..._dcu_nus_m.htm


    U.S. Propane & Other Liquified Gases

    http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petro...e/propane.html


    I use oil to heat my house. We have a propane gas kitchen stove, we have used for quite awhile & this one is Ma's from her house since she lives w/us now. So I have basically been cooking on propane gas stoves for awhile now! We're switching to electric now I've always wanted the smooth top stove...now's my chance to get one.

    I don't use the oven for cooking many things, just the stove top mostly for dinner to heat up water, cook pasta & sauce, cook eggs. I have the Cooks Essentials Intellichef that does a better job & not heat up the house while cooking dinner. I just wish it had 2 racks this way I could cook the steak on one & the onion rings on the other!

    Well anyway since I don't use much gas maybe getting a fill-up once a year. The propane company sends me a bill I owe them $300 I say to myself for what? I didn't get any deliveries I didn't pay for that much I know since the tanks are kinda locked in my driveway, the only way they can get to them is if I'm home. It's been a safety issue w/ DH since we got home one-day a few years ago & found some 4 year old kid playing in our yard /driveway because he was bored...His Mom was visiting someone a few houses over so he just opened the gate to play w/the toys he saw in my driveway!

    So @ that time DH made a simple lock for the driveway gate just using nuts & bolts soo the magic key to open it is a wrench! The only way this kid is geting back in the yard was climbing over the fence.

    Ok now back to the propane problem. They would send me letters telling me I need to order gas so I place my order & all it took was 5 gallons after a years use! So...now they think I'm using there tanks but buying from another company which we're not! My contract w/them them say is $300 a year this was based upon the first fill-up we got w/them since the people we bought the house from used the stove more than us. Now whatever gas I buy I still have to pay the difference. My other choice is to pay them $64 a year to rent the tanks & pay for each fill-up.

    DH got fed up w/them & said we're switching to electric, since there has been a few propane gas explosions in our area. Luckily most of them were homes under construction & nobody living there @ the time.

    We need to update our electrical now before getting the new stove....so now I'm managing to cook w/all my electrical appliances until we get that done!

    I use the microwave, Intellichef oven, Nesco roaster, Cook Essentials electric skillet, sauce pot/steamer.

    I really like to be able to control the amount of heat used from a simmer to higher heat in these CE appliances.



    ~ANDREA~

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    THANK YOU! I tried searching for quite a while on the internet --- but couldn't find any sites with current information.

    I'll check these out right now.

    Enjoy your electric cook top!

    Later edit: Well unfortunately the link that will give you current propane prices is only in effect during the winter months. But I'll be sure to keep it in mind for the future. Again, thank you for the links.

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    Here's another listing of the current prices of ENERGY!



    http://www.barronscommodity.com/ (you may have to sign-up)


    http://www.barronscommodity.com/priv...tes_charts.asp

    (click on ENERGY link)



    http://ifs.futuresource.com/quotes/q...SQgroup=energy



    Natural Gas

    Light Crude Oil

    Heating Oil

    Unleaded Gas

    Propane GasNatural Gas Oct '05 11.985
    0.326 11.730 12.300 11.710 86866 NYMX 08/31/05 07:52:37
    Light Crude Oil Oct '05 69.53
    -0.28 69.95 70.65 68.91 235263 NYMX 08/31/05 07:52:52
    Heating Oil Sep '05 2.0490
    -0.0269 2.0760 2.1010 2.0480 12232 NYMX 08/31/05 07:41:11
    Unleaded Gas Sep '05 2.5100
    0.0355 2.4575 2.5700 2.4420 15332 NYMX 08/31/05 07:44:24
    Propane Gas Sep '05 1.0500 y
    33 NYMX 08/30/05 13:51:22









    Thanks! I'm not sure which smooth top stove to buy & I'm not in a hurry just yet to buy one!
    I really want to get a stainless steel type but DH says they are alot more PRICEY! I don't need a self-cleaning model since I steam clean just about everything since chemicals aggravate my asthma, allergies, migraines. So for now cooking in my electrical gadgets is fine for me! Well maybe one more needed gadget a Cooks Essentials single burner tabletop model it's really neat....I can take it anywhere as an extra burner...just plug it in & use any pots N pans :

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