How Much Does Propane Cost Per Gallon?

Several Things Can Affect How Much You Pay for Your Propane!

price of propane ohio Propane offers outstanding versatility, comfort, and energy efficiency to homes all over the ProGas service area of Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, and Southeastern Ohio.

Although you may be anxious about propane pricing with energy prices climbing across the marketplace, ProGas is here to support you! Not only is our propane cost per gallon competitive, but our pricing and payment options let you have complete control of your expenses.

For some added clarity, we’re happy to show you just how the average market price for your propane delivery is decided.

What Determines the Price of Propane?

Propane prices aren’t just based on the law of supply and demand. There are other conditions that affect the price per gallon, such as the weather, international markets, geopolitical conflicts as is ongoing in Ukraine, and numerous other factors. Let’s take a closer look at some of these:

Crude oil and natural gas prices. Propane is a result of processing natural gas and crude oil. However, since the majority of propane in the U.S. comes from natural gas processing, approximately 70%, that has the most effect on how much you pay for your propane.

Weather. Since propane is used for heating homes and businesses in many parts of the country, weather can obviously affect the price. But propane isn’t only used in winter; it powers a lot of appliances all year round. This means other things besides simply cold temperatures can cause prices to go up or down. A hurricane, for example, can disrupt the distribution flow of propane and impact propane pricing.

Location. If you live close to a propane storage and distribution hub, typically, the less you’ll pay for propane.

How Can I Better Control My Propane Costs?

There are ways you can keep your propane costs down by reducing how much propane you use.

By following the U.S. Department of Energy’s recommendations and properly using a programmable or smart thermostat, you could cut your home heating costs by 10% or more this season:

  • When you’re at home and awake, set the thermostat for 68°F. 
  • Lower temperatures by 10° for the hours you’re asleep or out of the house. 

As the second-largest user of propane in your home, water heating takes up a significant amount of energy. By simply turning down the thermostat on your water heater from 140°F to 120°F, you can reduce those costs by 10%, too.

And don’t worry, your water will still be hot enough for all its intended uses. Plus, as a bonus, you’ll also be reducing the risk of scalding injuries.

ProGas Offers Numerous Ways to Help You Manage Your Energy Bills

We’ve introduced several convenient ways for our customers to control their propane costs and stay within their budget.

One of our more popular options is our ProPay budget plan. Instead of getting nailed with higher propane bills in the winter when you’re also facing holiday expenses, tax bills, and tuition payments, your propane costs are spread out over 10 even, more affordable payments.

We also offer two ProTection options that limit how much your per-gallon price will be:

  • The ProTect 1 plan allows you to purchase your propane for heating season ahead of time at a guaranteed, locked-in price.
  • Don’t want to pay up-front? No problem! Our ProTect 2 allows you to lock in your guaranteed price and pay monthly. You’re protected from winter propane price spikes!

Please note that while the enrollment period for these programs is closed throughout the winter season, our team will be happy to discuss how we can help both now, and in the seasons to come.

Become a ProGas customer today and enjoy the most reliable propane delivery and competitive pricing in Greater Pittsburgh, Southeastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia.