Propane in Illinois (IL)

The information below should help you in your quest for the best propane deal for your home in Illinois (IL). Note, however, that these figures are averages and do not apply to each situation. They merely serve as elements of reference and comparison. With these statistics in mind, you should request quotes from nearby propane companies. It is only by comparing these quotes that you are certain to find the most suitable solution.

Facts on propane usage and spending in Illinois (IL)

Because of the colder Illinois climate, and because propane is more popular in Illinois than in the United States on average, people here use more propane every year – 621 gallons on average, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

However, in Illinois (IL), you will pay a higher total price for propane because people use more gallons ($1,195 on average per year) the propane price per gallon is likely to be lower than the national average. This is partly because Illinois is close to one of the US’s major propane supply sources – the Midwest.

To find out what you might pay for propane in Illinois (IL), request quotes from different companies and compare the propane prices they offer.

 

Illinois

US

Propane usage per household (gallons)

621

464

Propane spending per household (dollars)

1,195

973

Electricity usage per household (kWh)

10,392

11,320

Electricity spending per household (dollars)

1,189

1,340

Natural gas usage per household (thousand cubic feet)

100

66

Natural gas spending per household (dollars)

922

804

Average energy spending per household (dollars)

2,067

2,024

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

Propane companies with outlets in Illinois (IL)

Given its size, Illinois (IL) has outlets from all three major propane companies in the US – Amerigas, Suburban Propane and Ferrellgas. But many other propane companies also serve various locations in Illinois, including Paraco Gas, Matheson Gas, Country Gas, Blue Flame Gas, etc. There may also be smaller propane dealers or local cooperatives with propane services in your area.

It is in your interest to list your propane requirements (pricing options, budget planning, maintenance, tanks, etc.) and contact the propane companies nearby that could fulfill those needs to ask them for detailed quotes. This will enable you to see which offers the best propane deal.

The Illinois (IL) propane industry and propane regulations

The Illinois Propane Gas Association is responsible for promoting the propane industry, maintaining links between its different components and providing training and education to industry members and the public. This is particularly important in terms of safety and the IPGA offers the National Propane Gas Association and Propane Education & Research Council’s Certified Employee Training Program. Illinois’ Administrative Code, Title 41, Chapter 1, Part 200 on Storage, transportation, sale and use of liquefied petroleum gas frames the industry’s activities.