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Old 08-02-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default Propane shopping for this season

It seems propane prices have shot up since last year. What have folks found to be the best prices AND conditions?
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:14 PM   #2
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My price for 2017-2018 with the "Our Town" co-op will be $1.84/gallon for 700-1200 gallons. That's up from $1.66 last year and it was $1.88 the year before.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:29 PM   #3
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Just went through this as well. We are with Amerigas and we are up $.22 from last year (after "bargaining" with them).
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:44 PM   #4
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You should give Eastern Propane a try.
Good prices, friendly service and (local) family owned.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:28 AM   #5
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Our co-op pricing will be 1.45 with Rymes this season
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Default Excellent price ... Which Coop?

which coop do you belong to?

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Old 08-04-2017, 11:33 AM   #7
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which coop do you belong to?
Im in Meredith Bay. Southdown/Long Bay also has a very favorable agreement with Dead River. Both excellent companies
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:04 PM   #8
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You should give Eastern Propane a try.
Good prices, friendly service and (local) family owned.
I would like to do that but Amerigas owns our tank (previous owner set up) and we have a 1,000 gallon tank. Eastern's regular pricing is better than we what have let alone the additional discount we would get from joining the Our Town co-op. I have been told it's a pain to change especially if you have a lot of propane in the tank but welcome any thoughts from people that have switched.
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:17 PM   #9
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I would like to do that but Amerigas owns our tank (previous owner set up) and we have a 1,000 gallon tank. Eastern's regular pricing is better than we what have let alone the additional discount we would get from joining the Our Town co-op. I have been told it's a pain to change especially if you have a lot of propane in the tank but welcome any thoughts from people that have switched.
It is actually very easy to move. The new company just buys the tank from the old. You already own the propane in the tank so the new pricing from the new company take effect with your first order.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:15 PM   #10
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It is actually very easy to move. The new company just buys the tank from the old. You already own the propane in the tank so the new pricing from the new company take effect with your first order.
What about the existing propane in the tank? I have heard some places won't allow that (i.e. you have to get rid of it and some suppliers won't buy it back).
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:13 PM   #11
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What about the existing propane in the tank? I have heard some places won't allow that (i.e. you have to get rid of it and some suppliers won't buy it back).
I was speaking about existing tanks. I have changed three times over 11 seasons Irving, Eastern and Dead River and never an issue. They want your business
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:58 AM   #12
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Default Alternative--Buy the tank from your supplier

I had two suppliers who wouldn't cooperate so I bought the 1000 gal tank from Energy North and I get an extra 10 cents off the Our Town propane deal.

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(i.e. you have to get rid of it and some suppliers won't buy it back).

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Old 08-05-2017, 11:38 AM   #13
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I had two suppliers who wouldn't cooperate so I bought the 1000 gal tank from Energy North and I get an extra 10 cents off the Our Town propane deal.
Mind me asking what that cost? Our place is about 10 years old now. Assuming the tank is probably original to the house. Any idea on the lifespan of an underground tank?
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:15 PM   #14
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Try out Dead River. I work for them as a dispatcher and they're very trustworthy and dependable.

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Old 08-07-2017, 03:46 PM   #15
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I paid around $2500 for a 9 year old tank. I was told (but could never verify) they are obligated to sell it to you at their undepreciated cost. A properly maintained tank (anode protected) should easily last 30-40 years.


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Mind me asking what that cost? Our place is about 10 years old now. Assuming the tank is probably original to the house. Any idea on the lifespan of an underground tank?
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:59 PM   #16
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Thanks Whimsey. Greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:22 PM   #17
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Does anyone have any updated propane prices -- particularly Eastern Propane? Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:56 AM   #18
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Got an email from Suissevale about a week ago 1.35 this season for the association.
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