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Pre Buy

406 PROPANE PreBuy Program is available to all heating customers using a minimum of 500 gallons per year.

As we begin the PreBuy period, your account will be reviewed to determine your annual usage and a recommendation will be made as to the quantity of propane to be purchased. Additional gallons needed above the prebought amount will be billed at the prevailing market rate.


Following is a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding the PreBuy Program. If you have additional questions, please e-mail us at info@406propane.com


Most Frequently Asked Questions about the Propane PreBuy Program


  • What is a Propane PreBuy Program?

  • Buying your propane in advance for the coming winter season at a set price per gallon.


  • How many gallons should I purchase?

  • We will review your usage and recommend the number of gallons to be purchased based on your delivery history; however, you have the option to purchase more or less should you choose to.

  • The minimum purchase amount is amount is 250 gallons.


  • What if I need more propane than the number of gallons I prebought?

  • Any additional gallons needed, beyond the number of gallons PreBought, will be billed at the prevailing market rate at the time of delivery,


  • How can I pay for my PreBuy Program?

  • Payment can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card. Credit Cards accepted by 406Propane include Visa, MasterCard and Discover. To pay by credit card online, click here.


  • Will this affect my delivery schedule?

  • No. Prebuying propane is a bookkeeping entry and has no effect whatsoever on the delivery system.


  • What happens if the price per gallon of propane decreases?

  • Once your PreBuy starts all deliveries will be made at the same set price per gallon until the program period is over on March 31st, or you use up the PreBought gallons whichever occurs first.  Your price will not go up when the prevailing market rate increases, nor will it go down if the prevailing market rate decreases.


  • What happens if I don't use all the propane I bought?

  • The money you pay for propane acts as a credit on your account.


  • If I used less propane than I purchased, can I just put the extra gallons toward the next year?

  • No. The money is still yours but propane must be renegotiated each year for quantity and price.

  • How will I know when I've used all the prebought gallons?

  • At that time you will receive a statement that will give you a breakdown of all deliveries from July 1st to current. This statement will show the number of gallons exceeding the prebought gallons and the total amount due. After receiving this statement, all deliveries received will be billed at current market prices and must be paid within our standard Net 10 Day terms.


  • Can I PreBuy at any time?

  • No. Only when the program is offered, generally during the summer months before the heating season begins. Offer ends without notice when the limited supply at this price is sold.

  • For more information regarding 406 PROPANE'S PreBuy Program, contact us today.