What a difference a year makes. This time last heating season we were
emerging from a deep freeze. The price of gas was recovering from record
highs, and a lot of people had Cabin Fever. In this heating season, I
can count on two hands how many times the temperature dropped below 20 degrees
and if you're like us the winter coat was replaced by a Fall jacket.
I was talking with Lewis Bradshaw, one of my Propane Suppliers, about next
year's forecasted propane supplies for winter. Lewis said records show
after an El Nino year (when the water off the coast of South American is
warmer than normal causing our weather to come out of the Pacific Ocean instead
of Canada) it is traditionally followed by a La Nina. La Nina causes
the water off the West Coast of South America to be cooler than normal causing
the opposite effect of an El Nino on weather. When it comes to forecasting
long range weather, we'll just have to wait and see what the Good Lord sends us.
We will be putting together another price cap guarantee program for next
year's heating season, similar to the one we had this year. There will be
more details in the next newsletter and also the newspaper.
I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Spring, also before I forget, try out
the cheese potato recipe on the COOKING page. It's Great!
Until Next Time,