Here in New York, the average retail price for a gallon of propane fell eight cents, or 2.5-percent, over the course of April, according to the latest report from the state’s energy research and development authority. That was led by a six penny drop over the first two weeks, and another two penny dip in the last two weeks.
The month’s declines put some downward momentum behind prices after a rough winter. Propane prices in the Empire State hit a record high at the beginning of this March, according to the energy office.
Still, New York’s propane customers have been in a better spot than heating oil customers, who have seen oil prices soar close to a dollar-a-gallon higher than propane at times. And as for kerosene prices — as they say in New York, fuggedaboutit.
Over the last two weeks, the Capital District in eastern upstate New York saw propane prices post the largest decline. The Western Region saw a small increase in retail prices.