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Propane in the US - Procurement Research Report

Propane Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of propane, which is a colorless, odorless, nontoxic type of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This report covers three grades of the gas: HD5 propane, HD10 propane and commercial propane. The primary buyers of propane include companies in the utilities, fuel, commercial, industrial and agricultural industries. Specifically, propane is used in furnaces, outdoor grills, air conditioners, fireplaces, irrigation pumps, water heaters and appliances, as well as propane-driven forklifts and some fleet vehicles. This report does not cover other gaseous fuels like butane, coal gas or methane


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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