We had been discussing propane prices somewhere on here at some point a few months ago, and I mentioned that I paid somewhere around $2.50/gal in April and that I would post when I refilled again. I just paid $2/gal yesterday. It cost me around $150 to top up my tank. Apparently some people are paying way more than this? It's a wonder that these companies don't just drive the extra distance to get the much higher price, introducing more competition, which will bring the price down. I reckon there are some competition-limiting laws involved. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average residential propane price was $2.41 per gallon (wholesale $0.95 per gallon) for the week ending November 19, 2012. This compares to the average residential heating oil price of $3.98 per gallon (wholesale $3.21 per gallon). Propane remains much cheaper (even with a much higher margin for fuel companies) than heating oil. It's also much cheaper than gasoline or diesel for generators.