Propane in Kansas (KS)

People from Kansas (KS) might find the figures and advice below useful in looking for the best propane deal for their home. These official statistics can be relied upon as guidance but insofar as they represent averages they should not be relied on as an indicator applicable to individual homes. Still, readers are welcome to use them when comparing propane offers from different dealers in Kansas.

Kansas (KS) propane usage and spending

Unfortunately, the United States Energy Information Administration does not provide pricing data on propane in Kansas (KS). It is nevertheless useful to note that people in Kansas spend on average $1,786 on energy each year, some of which is propane, and $596 each year on heating (averages). Given that Kansas is a relatively warm state and one can expect propane prices in Kansas to be below national averages as indicated below. Furthermore, Kansas (KS) is not very far from the major propane supply source that is the Midwest so one can expect propane prices to further drop on this account.

 

Kansas

US

Average propane price (2012-2013 winter season)

N/A

$2.436

Propane usage per household (gallons)

N/A

464

Propane spending per household (dollars)

N/A

973

Propane spending per household on heating (dollars)

N/A

957

Electricity usage per household (kWh)

10,633

11,320

Electricity spending per household (dollars)

1,043

1,340

Electricity spending per household on heating (dollars)

186

222

Natural gas usage per household (thousand cubic feet)

74

66

Natural gas spending per household (dollars)

846

804

Natural gas spending per household on heating (dollars)

622

607

Average energy spending per household (dollars)

1,786

2,024

Average energy spending per household on heating (dollars)

596

N/A

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

Be that as it may, it is recommended to get the best idea of accurate propane prices in Kansas and for your home by calling the various propane dealers in your area and requesting detailed quotes from them. Indeed, since propane prices in Kansas (KS), like everywhere else, depend on usage (the higher the usage, the lower the price per gallon), averages are but an indicator and it is best to get specific prices from different propane companies before establishing which deal is the best for your home.

Propane companies in Kansas (KS)

Like in all other US States, America's three largest propane companies (Amerigas, Suburban Propane and Ferrellgas) all have outlets in Kansas (KS). There are fewer outlets than in other states, however, and most propane companies are concentrated around Kansas City. Other major propane companies also operate in Kansas, such as Cenex, United Propane Gas, Propane Central, Ramsey Propane, D & D Oil Co., or Liberty Propane Gas. Although far smaller, there may also be cooperatives or local companies in your area worth checking out.

When selecting a propane company, remember to start by listing what you will need from your propane dealer in terms of services (e.g., maintenance, delivery options, pricing and budget plans, etc.). Continue by making a list of the companies not too far from your home and request detailed quotes from each one. This will enable to you make an accurate and truthful comparison.

The propane industry and regulations in Kansas (KS)

The Propane Marketers Association of Kansas and the Kansas Propane Education and Research Council are responsible for networking, lobbying and communications activities on behalf of the Kansas propane industry. It also trains members, which is important in terms of safety (e.g., it offers the nationally-recognized Certified Employee Training Propane established by the NPGA and PERC).

Kansas (KS) propane-related activities fall under the Kansas Statutes, Chapter 55, Article 11 (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and Article 18 (Propane). Kansas also has a Liquefied Petroleum Gas Advisory Board as part of its state propane administration.