A report using mostly charts and graphs that describes the spike in propane prices across the U.S., issued by the Energy Information Administration. As with all commodities, there is no one reason why prices go higher. Some blame exports, but as can be seen on the graph on slide 10, exports are still a very small percentage of overall production. The weather (and strong demand) is the primary reason for an increase in prices. Other reasons include lack of storage in the northeast, midwest demands for propane earlier this year used to dry a bumper corn crop, etc.