My brother is thinking about using propane to heat the cabin he is building. We were checking prices and found that there are 36 states that pay a lower average price for it than PA does, some much lower. We are the nations second largest producer of the fuel. There is supposed to be no tax placed propane. Where does the added cost to consumer come from?
No expert here, but in some areas there is only 1 supplier of propane (assuming getting it delivered). This causes prices to be higher. Best thing is to check into your choices. If the cabin is only part time then the cost per year shouldn't really be too bad. If it is to bad you can always get some tanks of your own and get them filled. I opted for a couple of 40# tanks with an autoswitch valve.
Wait til everyone switches over and watch and see how cheap propane and NG us...
The world is awash in gas and oil. I think it will be this way for the rest of your lifetime
In West Texas, gas is being flared off in record quantities because there is a lack of pipelines to take it away. Pipelines are opening up, and that will put even more on the market. You'll see even less drilling in PA due to that
By the sound of some of the lawsuits, it seems that some are holding more concerned with driving up the price than preserving the environment. Pipelines would make it easier to speed the replacing of dirtier fuels and greatly decrease the amount of trucks and train cars traveling the roads and rails hauling coal and oil. It should be a benefit the the environment. I believe it's the money to be made that motivates most of the landowners rather than protecting the land...but the landowners have something the pipeliners need. If roles were reversed, the pipeliners would try to squeeze every penny they could for the service they provide.