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Average Residential
Propane Prices in Nebraska

chart showing Nebraska's Average Residential Propane Prices for 2013 through 2014.

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Nebraska's Average Residential Propane Prices
2013/2014

Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2013/2014
First Monday $1.540 $1.596 $1.682 $1.911 $3.357 $2.048 $1.670 $1.647 $1.592 $1.572 $1.560 NA
Second Monday $1.543 $1.646 $1.727 $1.920 $2.995 $1.891
Third Monday $1.537 $1.662 $1.844 $2.005 $2.601 $1.875
Fourth Monday $1.567 $1.670 $1.876 $4.073 $2.393
Fifth Monday $1.890

Nebraska's Average Residential Propane Prices
2001/2002 – 2012/2013

Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2012/2013
First Monday $1.316 $1.358 $1.330 $1.332 $1.352 $1.353 $1.337 $1.337 $1.325 $1.293 $1.329 $1.493
Second Monday $1.328 $1.361 $1.330 $1.338 $1.346 $1.365
Third Monday $1.347 $1.348 $1.324 $1.334 $1.357 $1.360
Fourth Monday $1.354 $1.365 $1.332 $1.336 $1.358
Fifth Monday $1.355 $1.335
Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2011/2012
First Monday $1.877 $1.870 $1.846 $1.796 $1.714 $1.681   NA      NA      NA      NA       NA       NA   
Second Monday $1.879 $1.855 $1.839 $1.780 $1.690 $1.696
Third Monday $1.877 $1.855 $1.813 $1.740 $1.673 $1.667
Fourth Monday $1.876 $1.857 $1.803 $1.727 $1.678
Fifth Monday $1.877 $1.712

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Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2010/2011
First Monday $1.579 $1.621 $1.666 $1.733 $1.774 $1.878 $1.811   NA      NA      NA       NA       NA   
Second Monday $1.625 $1.641 $1.683 $1.757 $1.776 $1.856
Third Monday $1.626 $1.656 $1.704 $1.774 $1.773
Fourth Monday $1.617 $1.652 $1.720 $1.779 $1.872
Fifth Monday $1.666 $1.780
Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2009/2010
First Monday $1.289 $1.459 $1.559 $1.738 $1.795 $1.790 $1.599 $1.584 $1.519 $1.430   NA       NA   
Second Monday $1.341 $1.485 $1.588 $1.825 $1.844 $1.746
Third Monday $1.376 $1.502 $1.621 $1.768 $1.852 $1.710
Fourth Monday $1.449 $1.505 $1.703 $1.780 $1.806
Fifth Monday $1.516
Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2008/2009
First Monday $2.028 $1.692 $1.584 $1.558 $1.554 $1.494 $1.353 $1.322 $1.347 $1.314 $1.247 $1.270
Second Monday $1.893 $1.662 $1.543 $1.559 $1.559 $1.476
Third Monday $1.758 $1.614 $1.550 $1.563 $1.537 $1.458
Fourth Monday $1.728 $1.595 $1.569 $1.570 $1.501

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Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2007/2008
First Monday $1.841 $1.883 $1.953 $1.884 $2.051 $1.934 $1.990 $2.095 $2.175 $2.152 $2.082
Second Monday $1.657 $1.874 $1.873 $1.951 $1.862 $2.007
Third Monday $1.679 $1.881 $1.881 $1.903 $1.862 $1.999
Fourth Monday $1.742 $1.888 $1.887 $1.899 $1.948
Fifth Monday $1.779 $1.907
Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2006/2007
First Monday $1.418 $1.399 $1.454 $1.461 $1.452 $1.500 $1.556 $1.474 $1.486 $1.494 $1.548 $1.605
Second Monday $1.418 $1.397 $1.453 $1.454 $1.477 $1.501
Third Monday $1.406 $1.403 $1.461 $1.452 $1.489
Fourth Monday $1.401 $1.424 $1.468 $1.448 $1.496
Fifth Monday $1.398 $1.442
Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2005/2006
First Monday $1.475 $1.490 $1.440 $1.524 $1.437 $1.414 $1.361 $1.403 $1.417 $1.446 $1.514 $1.490
Second Monday $1.469 $1.468 $1.455 $1.498 $1.438 $1.417
Third Monday $1.474 $1.460 $1.508 $1.461 $1.422
Fourth Monday $1.479 $1.458 $1.527 $1.460 $1.421
Fifth Monday $1.493 $1.443

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Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2004/2005
First Monday $1.158 $1.290 $1.265 $1.237 $1.220 $1.194 $1.220 $1.209 $1.202 $1.225 $1.232 $1.415
Second Monday $1.195 $1.297 $1.248 $1.236 $1.196 $1.218
Third Monday $1.227 $1.290 $1.251 $1.228 $1.190
Fourth Monday $1.312 $1.278 $1.251 $1.228 $1.194
Fifth Monday $1.288 $1.224
Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2003/2004
First Monday $0.925 $0.964 $0.945 $0.959 $0.990 $0.984 $0.981 $0.971 $0.982 $0.974 $1.038 $1.143
Second Monday $0.960 $0.955 $0.942 $1.027 $1.011 $0.983
Third Monday $0.966 $0.952 $0.957 $1.008 $0.993 $0.984
Fourth Monday $0.968 $0.952 $0.956 $1.006 $0.992
Fifth Monday $0.959
Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2002/2003
First Monday $0.721 $0.743 $0.744 $0.806 $0.901 $1.181 $0.886 $0.849 $0.845 $0.882 $0.899 $0.934
Second Monday $0.734 $0.743 $0.747 $0.806 $0.973 $0.975
Third Monday $0.736 $0.743 $0.784 $0.843 $0.943 $0.966
Fourth Monday $0.739 $0.743 $0.793 $0.855 $0.948
Fifth Monday $0.799

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Heating Season Off Season
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2001/2002
First Monday $0.815 $0.771 $0.768 $0.769 $0.773 $0.736 $0.736 $0.733 $0.720 $0.708 $0.693 $0.714
Second Monday $0.797 $0.772 $0.777 $0.770 $0.735 $0.739
Third Monday $0.798 $0.779 $0.773 $0.770 $0.735 $0.734
Fourth Monday $0.786 $0.770 $0.773 $0.773 $0.734
Fifth Monday $0.774 $0.769

Heating Season

The Nebraska Energy Office has participated in the State Heating Oil and Propane Program for thirteen winter seasons. During the heating season (October to March), the staff contact companies each week who supply propane to Nebraska, collect Monday's retail price, and submit the data to the Energy Information Administration. The Energy Information Administration calculates the average price shown in the table above.

In previous years, Nebraska had the lowest average residential propane price each week in the Midwest Region. The Energy Information Administration theorized that this was due to minimal transportation costs since Nebraska's wholesale prices were not the lowest in the region each week. Another reason would have been the number of participating states. Since state participation in the program is voluntary, propane prices have not been surveyed in each state in the Midwest Region. Kansas and Oklahoma might also have had low prices—possibly lower than Nebraska's because the two states are closer to production, refinery, and storage areas.

Off Season

During the off season (April through September), time permitting, the Nebraska Energy Office staff continue to contact the same suppliers who were contacted during the heating season. Staff contact suppliers once a month instead of once a week since the price of propane is usually not as volatile during the off season. The Nebraska Energy Office staff calculate the average price, shown in the table above, from the suppliers' retail prices on the first Monday of the month.

State Heating Oil
and Propane Program

The Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, conducts the State Heating Oil and Propane Program from October to March—the heating season—each year. The Energy Information Administration collects prices for the program each week from participating states and calculates a state average price, a regional average price, and a national average price which can be seen in the report Residential Propane Prices by Region and State.

Midwest Region

For statistical purposes, the Energy Information Administration defines the Midwest Region to include the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Price Explanation

The prices represent average home heating charge prices for delivery of consumer grade propane, excluding taxes and cash discounts.

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Sources: State Heating Oil and Propane Survey and the Weekly Petroleum Status Report. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Note: NA indicates that data is not available.

This report was updated on August 6, 2014.
Typically, there is one week between updates during the heating season and
one month between updates during the cooling season.