The Delta Liquid Energy (DLE) propane Pre-Buy Program is an excellent way to budget for your winter propane use. Often, the price of propane is highest in the colder, winter months. To offset this, each year Delta Liquid Energy offers our customers the opportunity to purchase their estimated winter gallons during the summer months – at a summer price! This Pre-Buy Program lets DLE customers take advantage of typically lower summer propane prices and potential savings if the price of propane peaks in the winter.
To help you decide if the Delta Liquid Energy Pre-Buy Program is right for you, here are a few frequently asked questions:
How Does the Delta Liquid Energy Pre-Buy Program work?
During the late spring and early summer months, typically April through June, DLE negotiates a discounted pricing for propane with our suppliers that will be used the upcoming winter months. The price is predetermined based on several factors including the inventory levels of propane around the country. The savings we see with pre-purchased, bulk propane supply are then passed along to our customers. DLE customers sign up during the spring and early summer and the gallons are delivered in the winter months. Your local Delta Liquid Energy office can help you determine how many gallons you may need to Pre-Buy based on your propane use during previous years. Alleviate any worry about potentially high winter season propane prices and SIGN UP TODAY! Contact your local Customer Service Representative.
What will my cost of propane be if I choose the Delta Liquid Energy Pre-Buy Program?
Your price per gallon of propane will vary each Pre-Buy season depending on many factors, including but not limited to, the price that Delta Liquid Energy is offered from our wholesale suppliers and inventory levels around the country. The great news is that 90% of the time, the Pre-Buy price offered is lower than the price in the winter months that follow. Unfortunately, it cannot be guaranteed to be a lower price simply because unforeseen circumstances of unseasonably high temperatures in the winter have been known to occur, dragging down the winter price of propane. Think of Pre-Buying your winter gallons this summer like an insurance plan – you may not always need to buy them, but when history has proven that typical winter propane prices go soaring, you’ll be glad you did.
When Can I start purchasing Pre-Buy gallons?
Pre-Buy gallons may be purchased starting in late March or early April, depending on when DLE receives our price from our wholesale suppliers. We encourage you to continually check in with your local Delta Liquid Energy office to find out the finalized start date each year. We will also keep you informed once a start date has been finalized. Pre-Buy sign up forms are accepted through early July. Similar to the Pre-Buy application start date, the actual end date will vary each year depending on when the first of July falls during our regular business week of Monday through Friday. Typically, the Pre-Buy Program will start within the first five days of April and end near or around the first of July each year.
How do I pay for my Pre-Buy gallons?
Delta Liquid Energy offers our customers flexible options when it comes to paying for your Pre-Buy gallons. You may opt for a lump sum payment to be paid in full on or before a specified date at the beginning of August or we offer a NO INTEREST monthly payment plan for customers who would like to spread out their payments. The final date on which the lump sum payment will be accepted each year will vary and requires a $25.00 set up fee. Our payment plan option requires a $50.00 set up fee and eight (8) consecutive monthly payments. We require a valid credit card number to keep on file for automatic payments. Our monthly payment plan will start on the final date Pre-Buy applications are accepted.
When will my Pre-Buy gallons be delivered and can I choose my delivery dates?
Once customers have purchased Pre-Buy propane gallons, those gallons will be delivered starting in October of that same calendar year. Pre-Buy gallons will be applied to deliveries through the winter either until all your Pre-Buy gallons have been used or until the end of March the following year, whichever comes first.
What happens if I don’t use all my Pre-Buy gallons?
Should you have Pre-Buy gallons left over due to an overestimate of your winter propane use, we will issue a credit to your account in the form of a dollar amount. Gallons will not be credited in the form of gallons. For example, if your Pre-Buy gallons totaled 400 gallons and you purchased them at $3.499 per gallon, your payment at the start of the program that year will be $1,399.60. If you only use 320 of your pre-purchased gallons, the credit on your account will be $279.92 NOT 80 gallons. For further clarification on this, you may always contact your local Delta Liquid Energy Office.
How do I sign up to SAVE with Delta Liquid Energy’s Pre-Buy Program?
Signing up is simple! Please call your local Delta Liquid Energy office to receive an application. Or, you can contact us here. Once you’ve been approved and chosen your payment option, all that’s left is to enjoy the ease of mind that your price for propane this winter will be fixed.
Here are the important Pre-Buy Program dates to remember this year:
- Last day to sign up: Friday, June 30, 2023
- Monthly payment plan start date: Friday, June 30, 2023
- Final date to make one lump sum payment: Friday, July 28, 2023
- Pre-Buy winter gallons delivery start date: Monday, October 2, 2023