Despite steep price increases for oil and petroleum distillates (like heating oil) this spring, New York’s retail propane prices were down over the first two weeks of April, according to the latest report from the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). The average gallon price fell just shy of six cents, or 2 percent, for the period ending April 11, posting its largest decline since last spring.
The North Region, in the northeast corner of the state, saw the biggest declines. Meanwhile, Long Island — where this writer can attest everything costs too much — actually saw a modest increase in residential propane prices.
Temperatures in New York were just about spot-on average for the start of April, though much chillier than the balmy weather last year.