Natural Gas Prices

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ABMax24

Minister of Fire
Sep 18, 2019
1,057
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Natural gas prices are on the rise, hitting $5.40/MMBtu today, the highest they have been in 8 years, with a probable chance of heading higher due to tightness in the natural gas market. The situation could be made worse if unseasonably cold temperatures are seen this winter.

I hope you have a good supply of wood for the winter, I know I'm glad that I do.
 
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tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
832
Northwest Lower Michigan
Never lived in a place with natural gas available. My old house had it at one time, but the system had been long since abandoned when I moved there in 1999.

Natural gas is nice with a seemingly unlimited supply, but if the station goes out then your supply goes out too.

Glad to have a good stash of pellets, and a propane tank where the gas is there till I use it up. Just me here it’s once every 2 years. And if I really had to, I’ve got 5 acres of woods behind the house to cut from.
 

ABMax24

Minister of Fire
Sep 18, 2019
1,057
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
$5.93/MMBtu today.

Looks like it doesn't matter what you heat with, gas, propane, oil, pellets it's all going to be expensive this winter. I would assume electricity prices will also rise with gas prices.
 

marty319

Feeling the Heat
Nov 17, 2014
344
Belair mb
I cannot get natural gas where I am .in a drafty old cabin and heat 24/7 with wood.have 10000 watts of baseboard heat that is seldom used.if I had to heat with electric it would be 500+ a month.as it is right now heating with wood electric bill for 2020 was 740 for the whole year.
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
1,200
Palmyra, WI
$5.93/MMBtu today.

Looks like it doesn't matter what you heat with, gas, propane, oil, pellets it's all going to be expensive this winter. I would assume electricity prices will also rise with gas prices.
In 08 (and I think 2014) prices for fuel also rose. While traveling rural roads at the time, I was surprised at how many people were using wood for heat. It seemed that every other porch had a stack of wood, every class A chimney was being used. Some would load a horse trailer with wood and park it next to the front door. A country boy can survive.
 

WoodBurnerInWI

Feeling the Heat
Feb 2, 2020
264
Madison, WI
I've heard crazy predictions about the price of heating fuels this year as well as winter temps. We shall how it all plays out but I am so happy I burn wood :cool:
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
1,200
Palmyra, WI
Yikes, kind of looks like a hockey shtick.

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WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
2,011
Winter WI
LP is now over $2.00/G up,here but I had my 500 gallon tank filled in June for $1.29/G and that will last me the winter with the help of the free wood I have to burn.
 

Grizzerbear

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2019
1,081
SW Missoura
LP is $2.45/g here. No NG available where I'm at unless you head south to Springfield. @Sawset 2014 was the year that LP got north of $4/g here but got over $5 in other places in the midwest I believe.
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
1,200
Palmyra, WI
LP is $2.45/g here. No NG available where I'm at unless you head south to Springfield. @Sawset 2014 was the year that LP got north of $4/g here but got over $5 in other places in the midwest I believe.
Some places around were filling a 500gallon tank, yet going through it in 3 weeks, for just an average sized house (a leaky one at that). Quite an incentive to weatherize and/or find an alternative.
 
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tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
832
Northwest Lower Michigan
Yes I believe it was the winter of 2013/2014 that there was a shortage of LP and prices went through the roof.
That was also probably the hardest winter in recent times, at least here.
 
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Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
1,200
Palmyra, WI
That was also probably the hardest winter in recent times, at least here.
Areas that the snow was removed had frost down 7ft. Lots of frozen underground water mains, and people without water for weeks or months, whenever the city could get the repair scheduled in. And the repair meant melting all that ice to get to it.
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
2,011
Winter WI
That was also probably the hardest winter in recent times, at least here.
Yep that winter we had 138 inches of snow and 22 inches of it fell on May 10th and there was no January thaw or any thaw that winter for that matter, it was a winter to remember, the pain index was off the scale for that season lol And then to add insult to injury the LP prices were in the stratosphere. Luckily for me I started burning scrounge wood a few years earlier.
 
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tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
832
Northwest Lower Michigan
Winter started beginning of November and never stopped. I had so much snow by Christmas that I could only keep room one car cleared out. First winter I felt the need to shovel my roof. Even by the end of April there was ice 6 feet thick on the breakwall. The year before that I was camping at the end of April. Went to the UP and saw snow on Memorial Day. I believe that winter the Great Lakes had record or near record ice cover. That was the only reason the lake effect snow stopped.