The Association has a long-term tank lease agreement with Amerigas for residents who want propane piped into their homes (Toll free: 866-453-4271). Rates for the year are normally locked in by August. Residents who prefer to have a “pig” can contact any of the local propane companies for prices and service. Currently natural gas is not available in Lake Arrowhead.
For LAPOA members who have propane piped to their homes (or who have a tank because the pipe does not go down their street), Amerigas has set our Lake Arrowhead price at $1.559/gallon through July 31, 2020. Our price will be a fixed for the entire year and will not fluctuate with the market. There will be no lock in fees for the fixed rate. In addition, the meter fee should remain unchanged at $1.00/month.
Note: If you have a tank and have been charged a fee for propane delivery contact Amerigas for a credit. Amerigas Gaylord: 989-732-5656. Amerigas told us that If the customer is in a home that the pipeline does not cover then they can offer the community pricing. If the pipeline does service the area the home is in and the customer does not want to hook up to the pipeline then they will not be able to enjoy the community pricing. Also, this is for the Lake Arrowhead property only. See: Amerigas Propane Lock In Letter
US Government Survey of Michigan Residential Propane Prices
Market Spot Price
(Of course the Spot Price does not include transportation costs from the source to the local market, and you have to buy 42,000 gallons at one time!)
Propane Cylinder and LPG Bottle Information
Compressed Propane (GASEOUS FORM) EQUIVALENCY INFORMATION: At 14.73 lbs. of pressure per square inch (psi) and 60 degrees Fahrenheit: from NPGA
1 cubic foot propane = 0.0278 gallons propane
100 cubic feet propane = 2.78 gallons propane
Standard Conversion – 1 gallon propane = 36.38 cubic feet propane
Note: AmeriGas uses 1 gallon = 35.65 cubic feet
100 gallons propane = 3597 cubic feet propane