Amerigas propane rates

This article aims to provide you with the information you need to understand what rates Amerigas might charge you for propane and how they come to these numbers.

Find out what propane rates Amerigas will charge you by requesting a quote

The most intelligent way to get the best rates from Amerigas is the same as with any other propane company, i.e., to request detailed quotes for the services you will need from Amerigas. It is by incluing issues like maintenance, tank rental, usage, etc. that the rates you are quotes adequately are most likely to reflect your situation.

Are Amerigas rates for propane cheaper than other propane companies?

They can be; it really depends on your specific situation, including how much propane you use and where you live.

Propane Deal enquiries at the end of the 2012-2013 winter season reveal that in Ohio, which is the state closest to national averages when it comes to propane rates, Amerigas was in between its two national competitors, Suburban Propane and Ferrellgas. Indeed, the Amerigas rates for propane were $1.69 per gallon for a first fill, whereas Ferrellgas charged cheaper rates at $1.49 per gallon and Suburban Propane charged the highest rates with $1.79 per gallon.

However, Amerigas rates for propane were $2.09 per gallon after the first fill for the same period, thus cheaper than Ferrellgas, whose rates were $2.37 per gallon, or Suburban Propane, which charged rates of $2.59 per gallon. This confirms that it is best to compare quotes than go by rumors of which propane company has the best rates for propane in your area.

Reasons why Amerigas rates for propane vary

Various factors affect the rates Amerigas charges:

  • Location plays a large part in Amerigas rates: people who live in states that are close to one of the United States’ major propane supply sources (i.e., close to the Midwest or the Gulf Coast) are likely to pay lower rates for propane. The same Propane Deal enquiries mentioned above reveal major differences in the rates propane companies charge. For example, in Kentucky, Amerigas charged first fill and next fill rates of $1.69 and $1.99 per gallon, while rates in New Jersey were $2.79 and $3.50 per gallon (for a 500-gallon tank and a home using over 1,000 gallons of propane per year).
  • Usage affects Amerigas rates even more. The more propane a home consumes, the lower the Amerigas rates. For example, somebody using a 120-gallon tank for cooking exclusively will probably pay over a dollar more per gallon than a home filling a 500-gallon tank using propane as a primary source of energy.
  • Supply and demand. The more people need propane, the higher the rates go. This explains why Amerigas rates for propane are higher in winter than they are in summer: people using propane for heating will require far more gas from Amerigas in winter, and even more in colder locations, than in summer.