Propane prices increase in the Midwest

The average retail price for propane rose 4.8 cents from a week ago to $2.76 per gallon. That's up 51.2 cents from a year ago, based on the residential heating fuel survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Propane prices in the Midwest region averaged 2.28 a gallon, up 6.3 cents from last week, and up 56.4 cents from a year ago. In the Midwest, propane is used more than in any other region for home heating and drying crops.

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