This Week In Petroleum
Gasoline and diesel fuel prices both increase for the 4th consecutive week
The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased a penny this week to $3.51 per gallon, 20 cents per gallon lower than last year at this time. Prices decreased by one cent on the West Coast and three cents in the Rocky Mountain region to $3.71 per gallon and $3.47 per gallon, respectively, but increased in all other regions. The Midwest saw the largest increase, with the price up three cents to $3.52 per gallon. The Gulf Coast price is $3.31 per gallon, up 2 cents from last week, and the average price on the East Coast is up a penny to $3.50 per gallon.
The national average diesel fuel price increased a penny to $3.80 per gallon, 14 cents per gallon lower than last year at this time. Prices decreased on the Gulf and West Coasts and increased in all other regions. The Gulf Coast price is down two cents to $3.70 per gallon to become the lowest in the Nation, while the West Coast price decreased less than a penny to remain at $3.90 per gallon. The Midwest and Rocky Mountain prices both increased three cents to $3.78 per gallon and $3.73 per gallon, respectively. Rounding out the regions, the East Coast price is $3.84 per gallon, up two cents from last week.
inventories show another rise
Total U.S. inventories of propane grew by 1.4 million barrels last week to end at 67.5 million barrels, 18 million barrels (37 percent) higher than a year ago. The majority of new stocks went to the Gulf Coast region, which grew by 1.1 million barrels. Meanwhile, the East Coast and Midwest regions were up 0.2 and 0.1 million barrels respectively, while Rocky Mountain/West Coast stocks drew slightly. Propylene non-fuel-use inventories represented 7.3 percent of total propane invent.
Farmers Cooperative Association belongs to both the National Propane Gas Association and Rocky Mountain Propane Gas Association. Safety is the most important aspect in our propane gas department. All FCA propane departments personal has been through CTEP training to provide a safe propane system installation. At time of installation FCA will come inside your home to perform a gas check. We also offer free leak checks to our propane gas customers, this leak check identifies a propane gas leak in the piping of your system.
Farmers Cooperative Association operates propane gas facilities in both Gillette and Sundance Wyoming, serving all of Northeastern Wyoming. FCA operates 5 bulk delivery trucks out of these locations along with a dedicated service team to serve all of your propane needs.
Farmers Cooperative Association offers propane gas tank leasing in both 500 gallon and 1000 gallon tank capacity, these can also be purchased if available.
Dennis Dunbar, Petroleum Dept. Manager
We have a summer-fill program which allows the customer to fill their propane gas tank at usually the lowest possible price of the year. We have a budget payment plan which starts in May of each year, this allows the consumer to lock in propane gas cost and spread payments over 11 months. We also have a pre-pay program which the consumer can pre-purchase their winter propane gas needs.
FCA offers both bobtail delivery and transport delivery.
Characteristics of Propane
- In its natural state, propane is an odorless
and colorless gas.
- Propane is stored as a liquid under pressure in tanks and cylinders.
- If propane comes in contact with your skin it can result in frost burns.
- Concentrations of propane may cause flash fires or explosions.
- A chemical odorant has been added to give a distinct smell to the propane.
- The purpose of the odorant is to help people detect a presence of propane.
Unlike natural gas, propane is heavier than air, and it may collect initially at floor levels or in other low areas before it begins to dissipate, therefore, to check for the presence of propane in a room, carefully smell all over the room, especially in low spots.
Even a slight gas odor may signal a serious propane gas leak, and you should take immediate action if you smell gas or suspect a leak:
Call your propane supplier and the fire department, do not attempt to repair leak yourself!
Farmers Cooperative Association offers 24 hour 7 days a week propane service.
Please try us, to order call (307) 682-4468, (307) 682-2429, 1-800-508-4468, Sundance (307) 283-2540.
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