Propane in Colorado (CO)

In Colorado (CO), where propane is a popular source of energy, it is useful to have some basic information on state averages. This is what this page offers, bearing in mind that accurate data for your situation is best obtained by requesting quotes from propane companies in Colorado.

How does propane in Colorado (CO) compare with the rest of the United States?

Propane consumption in Colorado (CO) is much higher (768 gallons per year) than national averages (464 gallons a year), according to the United States’ Energy Information Administration Residential Energy Consumption Survey for 2009. Total spending, $1,254 per year in Colorado vs. $973 per year in the country as a whole illustrates lower pricing per gallon in Colorado (CO), at $1.63 per gallon using EIA 2009 data, than in the US on average ($2.09 per gallon). The table below shows that propane is more popular in Colorado (CO) than in the rest of the country compared to other sources of energy, namely electricity and natural gas, where usage is lower than average.

 

Colorado (CO)

US

Average propane price (2012-2013 winter season)

N/A

$2.436

Propane usage per household (gallons)

768

464

Propane spending per household (dollars)

1,254

973

Propane spending per household on heating (dollars)

1,138

957

Electricity usage per household (kWh)

7,439

11,320

Electricity spending per household (dollars)

774

1,340

Electricity spending per household on heating (dollars)

128

222

Natural gas usage per household (thousand cubic feet)

80

66

Natural gas spending per household (dollars)

721

804

Natural gas spending per household on heating (dollars)

541

607

Average energy spending per household (dollars)

1,551

2,024

Average energy spending per household on heating (dollars)

593

N/A

Propane and energy statistics, 2009 figures / Source: US Energy Information Administration

Propane supply in Colorado (CO) is limited to a few companies

It is interesting to note that there are relatively few propane companies operating in Colorado (CO) compared to other states in the US. The market is mostly distributed among the country’s three top propane companies, i.e., Amerigas, Suburban Propane and Ferrellgas. Only one other propane company from the US top 50 operates in Colorado, and that is Cenex propane, though there are a few local companies and cooperatives. Find out which propane companies have outlets closest to your home in Colorado (CO) and request detailed quotes that reflect the services you need before making a decision on which propane deal is best suited to your home needs.

A little about the Colorado (CO) propane industry and state regulations for propane gas

The Colorado Propane Gas Association was founded in 1950. Based in Lamar, it is responsible for promoting the Colorado (CO) propane industry by organizing workships and communications event, lobbying state and local governments and providing common safety guidelines and practices. Colorado has one main propane-related piece of legislation, namely the Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 8, Article 20, Part 4 - Liquefied Petroleum Gases - Rules.