The Heffron Blog

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:27 AM
US propane production has been setting new records for some time now. But, export capacity and demand have not kept pace. What happens now?
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 11:27 AM
A look at the current state of propane transportation including safety and HazMat driver requirements, the new ELD mandate, and forecasting propane needs.
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:50 PM
About a month ago, a customer asked, “How can I tell the difference between a price correction and the start of a new lower price trend?"
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 1:13 PM
Wondering how the hijinx of Lucy and Ethel relate to the propane market? Well, this particular episode mirrors a similar situation within the energy industry. With NGL now stored as a raw mix (Y-grade), how much propane is really available?
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:55 AM
A major consulting firm for the energy industry recently made significant revisions to its outlook for propane supply and pricing. It's hard to argue against their conclusions.
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 11:08 AM
Years ago, I had dinner with my father (Sea-3) and Jimmie Coffin (Eastern Propane). As the moon rose higher, the conversation trended to the traits and habits of successful retail owners and their managers.
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:55 AM
Pavlov's accidental discovery of classical conditioning can help us to understand the emotional purchasing behavior of propane buyers. Unfortunately, the direction of propane prices isn't as predictable.
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:06 AM
With US supply so much higher than domestic demand, exports will be the throttle that will balance supply. Since propane prices are lower than May, is now a good time to convert index-priced gallons to a fixed price?
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:20 AM
With above-average propane inventories in western Canada and the recent US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, what effects might we see in propane logistics and supply to the Northeastern United States in the coming months?
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:31 PM
Contrary forces are often interconnected and this principle is certainly present in the enormous gulf between Conway and Belvieu propane prices.