Propane in Wisconsin (WI)

The only way to find the right propane deal for your home is to compare quotes from propane suppliers in your area. However, the following information should be useful to decipher the complicated propane market in Wisconsin (WI) and help you in your search. Remember that the information and advice below rests on national averages and might not apply to your situation specifically.

Propane usage and spending

A look at United States Energy Information Administration information reveals that people in Wisconsin (WI) favor propane over other sources of energy, especially for heating. Indeed, Wisconsin (WI) propane users go through 692 gallons of propane per year on average (for 464 gallons in the entire country), spend $1,227 per year on propane on average (US: $973) and $1,297 per year on propane for heating on average (while the figure is $957 for the US as a whole).[1]

 

Wisconsin (WI)

US

Average propane price (2012-2013 winter season)

$1.53

$2.436

Propane usage per household (gallons)

692

464

Propane spending per household (dollars)

1,227

973

Propane spending per household on heating (dollars)

1,297

957

Electricity usage per household (kWh)

8,672

11,320

Electricity spending per household (dollars)

1,073

1,340

Electricity spending per household on heating (dollars)

194

222

Natural gas usage per household (thousand cubic feet)

78

66

Natural gas spending per household (dollars)

838

804

Natural gas spending per household on heating (dollars)

681

607

Average energy spending per household (dollars)

1,926

2,024

Average energy spending per household on heating (dollars)

734

N/A

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

Propane prices

High propane spending does not imply higher propane prices. Indeed, propane users in the Badger State enjoy a particularly low propane price on average. Over the 2012/2013 winter season, people paid an average of $1.53 per gallon for propane, which is much lower than the $2.436 national average.

The following graph illustrates 2012/2013 heating season propane price trends in Wisconsin (WI). You can use it to check whether company prices follow similar trends. This is particularly useful when requesting quotes from propane dealers.

Propane companies

The United States’ largest propane company, Amerigas, has several outlets in Wisconsin (WI), as do the two other national propane dealers, Ferrellgas and Suburban Propane. Cenex, Lakes Gas Co., Como Oil & Propane, Milton Propane, Wisconsin LP Gas Co., among others, also have outlets in America’s Dairyland.

Selecting propane dealers in your area and requesting quotes from them after establishing what you might need in terms of maintenance, tanks, pricing options, budget solutions, etc., is the surest way of finding the best propane deal for your home.

The propane industry and propane regulations

The Wisconsin Propane Gas Association and the Wisconsin Propane Education & Research Council are the NPGA and PERC’s local organizations. They are responsible for promoting propane issues in government and legislative forums; they ensure the propane industry is informed of latest safety issues and meets regularly for networking events; they communicate on propane issues generally.

Propane in Wisconsin (WI) falls under the Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 98, Section 245, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Sales, under the Wisconsin Laws, Regulation of Industry, Chapter 101, Subchapter 1, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, and under the Wisconsin Administrative Code, Subchapter V, Liquefied Petroleum Gas.

 

[1] This figure is higher than average propane spending because some propane users do not use LP gas for heating and the consumption average factors this in.