Spring may be fast approaching; however the recent increase in propane prices is still fresh in the minds of many. As temperatures dropped this winter, prices spiked leaving a number of lake area residents out in the cold. A series of increased demands more than doubled propane prices for residential customers. The average price for propane statewide in November was $1.90, by the end of January prices had increased to nearly $4 dollars in some places. Springtime may not just be the welcomed seasonal change many are hoping for, but may also leave more change in their pockets.