"A propane space heater is an essential for homeowners during a winter weather emergency," said JackGas owner Doug Flieisher. "Having a steady supply of propane when conditions are bad can make a situation like we had more comfortable."
North NJ (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
The new year has already proven to be one of the coldest on record for many areas of the United States. A polar vortex from the Midwest caused temperatures to drop all the way into Boston and Atlanta. The Huffington Post claimed in an article dated January 7th that there were 21 cold-related deaths the first week of 2014 alone. Many Southerners were unprepared as temperatures throughout the South reached single digits.
All of this extreme weather has caused record amounts of propane usage. Prices have spiked in areas of the Midwest and Canada, where the most snow and cold weather occurred. The Kanabec County Times reported that this is the highest price that propane has been since 2008. The Lakes Gas Co is experiencing their largest propane shortage since they were founded in 1960.
This shortage is from a combination of people’s high usage of propane heaters due to price drops along with the wet harvest season in October which forced people to use a higher amount propane than expected. It also now takes longer to transport propane from Canada since the Cochin pipeline was modified to export materials rather than import.
Fortunately, that has not affect Jack Gas, a propane delivery company in New Jersey that delivers to New York City and the greater Tri-State Area. They charge $19.99 for a 20 lb propane refill or $49.99 for a full tab. Jack Gas prides itself on charges lower rates on propane tanks and filling them all the way, as opposed to most retailers who only fill tank about ¾ full.
Jack Gas is opened seven days a week and will deliver 20 lb propane tanks to their customers’ homes. This alleviates the need to travel and do any heavy lifting. They will even make exchanges when customers are not home, and makes the record-breaking cold stretch easier for customers across the Northeast to bear.