Shortsighted: Propane Dealers Complain About Marcus Hook Exports

Over the years we’ve sometimes heard from readers, or read comments from trade associations, making the argument that by exporting our natural gas we are raising the price of natgas domestically. Shouldn’t we keep all the gas for ourselves and keep prices low (see Big Chemical Continues to Lobby Trump Admin to Limit LNG Exports)? The latest group to make that argument are propane retailers. They claim the Mariner East pipeline to Marcus Hook that flows propane to Marcus Hook where it gets exported is causing higher prices for propane dealers in PA. Is that true?

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