Are Exports to Blame for High Propane Prices?

what's the dealWhat’s the deal with propane prices? MDN previously pointed out lack of storage in the northeast because of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s dallying on a decision to allow a new storage facility near Seneca Lake has contributed to rising propane prices (see Northeast Propane Shortage – Andrew Cuomo Partially to Blame). Although Gov. Can’t-Make-a-Decision is partially to blame, so too is the brutally cold (and long) winter we’re experiencing–a winter that casts serious doubt on the notion of man-made global warming.

But there is a possible third reason why propane prices have gone up: exports. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows both a record volume of propane being produced, and a record volume being exported out of the country…

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