EIA expands program collecting propane price data

October 16, 2014 By    

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced an expansion to its State Heating Oil and Propane Program (SHOPP) this winter heating season.

SHOPP is a joint effort between EIA and participating states to collect weekly residential heating oil and propane price data. It provides valuable information to customers, fuel providers and state officials about market conditions, EIA says.

The program has traditionally included 24 states in the Northeast and Midwest regions, but it was expanded after many other states expressed interest in it following the severe winter of 2013-14, according to EIA.

Starting Oct. 16 and continuing through March 2015, EIA will publish propane prices for 14 new states – Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Utah – as well as aggregate propane prices for the U.S. Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions. These new states will increase SHOPP’s coverage of households using propane as a heating fuel from 56 percent to 85 percent, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and reported by EIA.

EIA also created a webpage that brings together all the state-level information on winter heating fuels. It displays weekly price data on heating oil and propane in the participating states along with natural gas and electricity prices and supply.

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  1. scott snyder says:

    majors will not like this info public.