Propane Fuel is produced year-round, however the demand for propane is highly seasonal and causes inventories at the refineries to increase when demand is low (usually the summer) and decrease inventories when demand is high (usually in the winter). When demand is high and the inventories are low the prices tends to rise.
This year we have seen the Eastern Provinces experience an early winter season and long lasting cold weather conditions, increasing the demand on refineries across Canada. Compounding the problem propane inventories are lower than normal from an increase demand in the agricultural sector during the fall.