Interesting series of stories that ring a bell of familiarity. 15 years ago we lived in Auburn, CA. We signed on with Suburban. They delivered and installed their tank. Price was low the first month. Then each month the price per gallon went up. We canceled and switched providers. However, as a stock holder, let them keep jacking up rates. That is the American way. They will keep raising rates and taking back tanks until they maximize profits. Hurray for them and for the stockholders.