Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Boulder Creek Area Propane Coop Selects a Supplier

Ferrelgas To Supply Propane to BC Residents - Transparent Pricing Key Factor in Selection

The Boulder Creek Propane Buyers Co-op has completed their selection process for a preferred propane supplier. During the review process, several requirements had to be met by a supplier in order to be selected; transparency in pricing, reasonable pricing, ability to adequately service the Boulder Creek area and locality of propane supply.

The group has selected FerrelGas of Elk Grove, CA as the propane supplier for the Boulder Creek Propane Buyers Co-op. Ferrelgas has agreed to base their pricing on a set markup per gallon based upon the monthly wholesale price (as published by the State of California Department of General Services). Ferrelgas is working to provide a local area supply depot in Moss Landing and is in the process of hiring local employees for that depot in order to adequately support the needs of the Boulder Creek Community.

“One of the major concerns we heard from our members was the inconsistency and lack of transparency in pricing by some of the major suppliers in the area. We have been seeing up to a $1.50 per gallon in price variations just between suppliers, and that didn’t even take into account the variation we see from summer to winter pricing. It was very disconcerting how much people were having to pay just because they were with certain suppliers.” stated Gregg Schlaman, founder of the group. “We just want fairness in propane pricing for our community. We chose Ferrelgas because they are open with their pricing and are showing their commitment to support our community.”

Community members that are interested in joining the Google group for the Boulder Creek Propane Buyers Co-op can use this web link:


Or one can email:

For residents who do not use computers, they may send a letter via USPS to:

Boulder Creek Propane Co-Op
P.O. Box 381
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

About the Boulder Creek Propane Co-op: We are a community group focused on supporting area residents who are concerned about propane pricing and service. Those who are interested should sign up for the Google group page listed above. By joining the group, residents can continue to communicate to the group and the community regarding propane issues. No names or email addresses of those expressing interest will be shared with any propane suppliers, or with any other group or business.

About Ferrelgas: Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is a Fortune 1000 company and, through its operating partnership, Ferrellgas, L.P., serves approximately one million customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Ferrellgas employees indirectly own more than 20 million common units of the partnership through an employee stock ownership plan.

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