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The Island Regulatory and Red Adidas Jacket Appeals Commission approved the latest price jump, an eight cent hike on Jan. 15.
so many home owners installed propane fireplaces to combat rising home heating oil costs.
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"The increase in pricing is caused by increased demand due to subzero temperatures and uncharacteristically heavy snowfall that delayed deliveries of propane. Traditionally, prices have softened in the spring when winter heating demand eases. Superior currently expects prices to ease at the end of April or early May.''
"Those are the local issues we face. Some of them are of a temporary nature (while) some will persist over time. We'll monitor it on a regular basis (but) it's a little hard to predict. No doubt, we'll get warmer weather and that will help. Given the factors that are out there that (means) we're probably into this for some time.''
Propane prices spiking
"It's kind of a combination of unfortunate circumstances that have all compounded to put the pressure on . . . in a relatively short period of time,'' MacEwen said.
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He listed the Imperial refinery shutdown in September, problems in November/December with the Sable Island production platform, the wet harvest in the Midwest that had farmers using propane dryers more than usual, demand from export markets and the ice storm in Newfoundland and Labrador that knocked out the refinery in Come By Chance as factors which are impacting the price.
wood moreso,'' Corrigan said. "Propane seems to be always on an even keel for us because it's a fireplace. We find the price of propane right now is not really affecting sales. Thank goodness.''
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A shortage of propane in parts of Central Canada has suppliers scrambling to find extra fuel, although the Canadian Propane Association insists there is no supply shortage in Canada. The latest statistics from the National Energy Board show propane inventories were nearly 30 per cent lower across the country in January compared to the same month last year.
of propane appliances aren't falling off but people are choosing other options.
Allison MacEwen, director of regulatory services at IRAC, says a perfect storm of factors is responsible for the high cost.
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