The orange shaded (or risk) areas in charts and data tables highlight values that are within 10% and/or exceed historical maximum or minimum values for the dataset. If values are trending towards the historical range, there is the potential for supply chain stress and/or changing market dynamics. For example, highlighted demand values between October and March may represent higher than normal propane demand based on seasonal weather conditions and/or the local harvest. Conversely, high demand in the propane off season could be a positive sign of proactive, early tank fills in advance of fall/winter. The notes on the bottom of each chart provide the context for the shaded area for each metric.
A variety of factors affect the current propane situation, not just a single metric. Thus, the propane statistics should be evaluated in combination and in consultation with your local propane industry experts.