Those who filled up the propane tank on their camper or barbecue grill for the summer have been finding it takes less money than it did last year. Department of Natural Resources energy analyst, Tommi Makila, says the drop in propane prices has been slow in coming.

He says wholesale prices dropped last fall, but many dealers had already locked in their prices prior to the summer. Makila says the old contracts have expired and we’re seeing the result.

Makila says the prices have been going down. The D.N.R. survey found propane selling for $1.33, down 82 cents from the same time last year.