To The Editor-
I’ve been comparing energy costs for my Sullivan County family.
From early July to early October (‘14), gasoline at the pump fell by 13%. Fuel oil fell 6%. Propane had a 0% price change, nor was the propane company’s added charge of $5.90 per delivery reduced.
From the beginning of October (’14) to beginning January (’15) car gasoline fell an additional 23%, fuel oil dropped another 24% and propane went down only 7%. The added propane charge remained $5.90.
The total savings for my family in the six month period July-January are: car gasoline: 33%; house heating oil: 29%; propane: 7%.
Many folks have these receipts stored somewhere. Does anyone else notice this huge price discrepancy related to propane, which is a petroleum product?