Propane in Tennessee (TN)

Looking to buy propane, fill your tank or make general enquiries about propane in Tennessee? Look no further! We have compiled some useful information on the subject - just remember to use this information to request quotes from propane companies as this is the best way to get the most accurate picture for your situation (the data here are averages).

Propane usage in Tennessee (TN) is similar to national averages

Households in Tennessee use almost as much propane per year on average (438 gallons, according to 2009 US Energy Information Administration data) as the average US household (464 gallons, according to the same statistics). However, people in Tennessee (TN) spend slightly more ($2.13 on average in 2009) on propane per gallon than people in the US as a whole ($2.09 per gallon over the same period). This brings average total spending on propane in Tennessee to $934 per year per household, compared to $973 nationally. The table below also shows you how propane in Tennessee (TN) compares to other sources of energy.

 

Tennessee

US

Average propane price (2012-2013 winter season)

N/A

$2.436

Propane usage per household (gallons)

438

464

Propane spending per household (dollars)

934

973

Propane spending per household on heating (dollars)

861

957

Electricity usage per household (kWh)

15,132

11,320

Electricity spending per household (dollars)

1,415

1,340

Electricity spending per household on heating (dollars)

293

222

Natural gas usage per household (thousand cubic feet)

56

66

Natural gas spending per household (dollars)

666

804

Natural gas spending per household on heating (dollars)

563

607

Average energy spending per household (dollars)

1,774

2,024

Average energy spending per household on heating (dollars)

482

N/A

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

A wide range of propane companies operate in Tennessee (TN)

All three countrywide propane companies (Amerigas, Suburban Propane and Ferrellgas) operate in Tennessee (TN). Three more top 50 propane companies cover Tennessee: United Propane Gas, ThompsonGas and Marsh LP Gas Co.. Of course, various statewide propane companies exist in Tennessee and there may be county companies or cooperatives so take some time to request quotes from the companies closest to your home and compare them before making a decision on which propane company should supply your home with LP gas.

The Tennessee (TN) propane industry and regulations essential information

The Tennessee Propane Gas Association based in Nashville, TN, was founded in 1947 and still represents the Tennessee propane industry by organizing networking events, lobbying state government on propane issues and providing crucial safety guidelines and training.

Propane in Tennessee (TN) falls under three main legal documents: The Tennessee Code, Title 68, Chapter 135, Containers; the Tennessee Code, Title 29, Chapter 34, Liability for Liquefied Petroleum Gas; and the Liquefied Petroleum Safety Act of Tennessee.