Containment Fears for Western Canadian Propane

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Report summary

Increasing propane supply with limited demand growth has put propane at risk for storage containment issues, particularly in regional propane markets farthest from the US gulf coast. This Insight will highlight an example of containment concerns currently occurring in the Canadian propane market. Oversupply in Western Canada has pushed Edmonton propane prices well below BTU values (propane traded at 7 cents/gallon or equivalent to 77 cents/mmBTU) and currently reflect storage containment risks.

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    Containment Fears for Western Canadian Propane

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Table of contents

  • Oversupply of Propane in Western Canada
  • Storage Containment Concerns in the US
  • Storage Containment with Futures Markets
  • Managing Edmonton Propane Risk with Conway Futures

Tables and charts

This report includes 9 images and tables including:


  • Conway and Edmonton Propane Prices
  • Conway - Edmonton Propane Price Spread
  • AECO Natural Gas and Edmonton Propane (BTU basis)
  • Western Canadian Propane Inventories
  • Containment Fears for Western Canadian Propane: Image 5
  • Edmonton Propane Price Relationship with Conway Prices
  • Illustrative Example of Contango Storage Price Parities for Conway
  • Conway Propane Futures Curve
  • Conway Propane Month over Month Futures Price Difference

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