Can you believe it? One gallon of propane = $6.68. On top of that they add the the Hazmat surcharge of $9.69 and a fuel recovery fee of $5.87 per delivery.
Minimum wage in Massachusetts is $8.00/hour. Even if you earn twice that, you have to work 22 hours to fill a fifty gallon tank. If you earn minimum wage, your paycheck before taxes is $320/wk. Your propane bill will be $349.50.
I realize that propane is priced according to usage, and since I only use between 100-150 gallons a year, I’m paying top price. But why on earth would I commit to increasing my usage by switching to propane-fired hot water and heat, when they have me trembling in fear right now.
Switching to electricity isn’t really an option, because those prices are through the roof too.
Just gotta wonder where all this is heading. I also wonder how they are going to add a new fuel recovery fee to each delivery when they never got rid of the one from when gas was $4.00 gal. I have been paying that fuel recovery fee all along.
So, with propane at $6.68/gal, I guess it can only go up from there. If they can gouge and get away with it, I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t keep raising the price.