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Propane shortage?

How's everyone coming on propane? We've just approached critical levels here. If no transports my supplier is out noon tomorrow. Others ran out yesterday and one's been out 6 days, further into NE Iowa its longer with no relief.

Hours of service restrictions lifted on all propane trucks, pipe lines are too small and terminal in Des Moines just closed for maintenance (yeah really). A lot of corn to harvest in the midwest at above average moisture.

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Make sure the town folk can get their BBQ tanks re-filled fort the weekend, that would be a crisis situation if that ever happened...lol

If you get stopped up feel free to come North and sit in the dryer shack and burn some gas, the tap is always on!

Seriously though, there is obviously a lot more drying this fall than normal and maybe ever, no surprise there would be a shortage. I sense this will be what happens around here next spring with NH3 since nobody got any fertilizer on before freeze-up.


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We had the NH3 debacle last spring. Could not keep it coming, allocated 2 tanks, 6 hour lines waiting to get filled. Fortunately I use very little, most my nitrogen comes out a hogs rear.

My propane supplier has transports coming out of Olathe, Kansas I believe. Don;t know how many or when they show. We're going to get shut off at some point its just a matter of time. I need a week to get done, was hoping to make it but doesn't look promising. Like standing on the trap door with the rope around your neck.

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Like standing on the trap door with the rope around your neck.
C'mon, you are sounding like a drama queen now.

Just gonna start corn harvest next week. If I add up mine plus all the custom work I have been asked to do we should be wrapped up sometime.....around.....Christmas! Okay, maybe Valentines day.

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Give me some credit for sarcasm! I wasn't exactly implying death just making the correlation that you know what's coming just not sure when.

I can be far more dramatic if needed!
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Well, it is not due to a supply shortage. Earlier this summer producers were paying midstream processors to take their propane, there was such a glut, not just nat gas, but propane. I also learned the wholesale price of propane today, the trucking to your yard is worth considerably more than the product in the truck.
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I believe they charge me $60 / ton for nh3
$800 for nh3 this includes transport to retailers
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There's lots going out as my one delivery driver said they exceeded their quota at the refinery and he had to wait 2 hrs to get approval to load.

No issues getting any here but I can see the flare stack from a fair sized gas plant and a dozen pumpjacks from my dryer.

At least it's a little more reasonable $ this year. $.33 /L.

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Last yr Saskatchewan ran out. Guys that had contracts with Coop had 2 week waits minimum. Wheelers here never ran out. Sent trucks to alberta to pick up propane. 58 cents/L last fall and was glad to get it. Not out yet here that I am aware of but I cant imagine there not being a shortage soon. Started at 38-44 cents here this yr. Havent paid my bill yet but know from my parents paying theirs 3.1 cents on top went to Trudeau the wreckless spender.
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Havent paid my bill yet but know from my parents paying theirs 3.1 cents on top went to Trudeau the wreckless spender.
That's nothing, extra 19.X% on my natural gas bill for "Federal Carbon Charge"...


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