Midwest propane inventory levels higher than five-year average

November 6, 2018 By     0 Comments
A map shows share of homes using propane as primary heating fuel. Midwestern states use the most propane for home heating compared to any other region. Image courtesy of the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Midwestern states use the most propane for home heating compared to any other region. Image courtesy of the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Midwest propane inventory levels had been lower than the previous five-year average for much of 2018, but in recent weeks additions to inventories increased Midwest propane inventories to levels higher than the previous five-year average, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

For the week ending Oct. 19, propane inventory levels in the Midwest were 27.8 million barrels, 792,000 barrels higher than the previous five-year average, EIA reports. The region accounts for about 21 percent of propane consumption in the U.S. and typically holds about 30 percent of the national inventory. It also has the highest percentage of homes heated by propane.

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