Propane in Kentucky (KY)

This page should help you improve your understanding of propane gas in Kentucky (KY), including trends, usage, pricing, companies and regulatory issues.

How much propane do people in Kentucky (KY) use and what does it cost?

Although on average people in Kentucky (KY) spend roughly the same amount as the US household average on energy ($2,048 vs. $2,024 per year, according to 2009 US EIA data), they use less propane. Indeed, in Kentucky the average household uses 348 gallons of propane each year, whereas the national statistic is 464 gallons. However, people who live in Kentucky (KY) spend less on propane each year than the national US average, since Kentucky (KY) average propane spending in 2009 was $762, while it was $973 nationally. This is in part because electricity usage and spending is higher, while natural gas usage and spending in Kentucky is marginally lower than data for the country as a whole. Therefore, it is relatively advantageous to use propane in Kentucky.

 

Kentucky (KY)

US

Average propane price (2012-2013 winter season)

$2.109

$2.436

Propane usage per household (gallons)

348

464

Propane spending per household (dollars)

762

973

Propane spending per household on heating (dollars)

664

957

Electricity usage per household (kWh)

15,236

11,320

Electricity spending per household (dollars)

1,586

1,340

Electricity spending per household on heating (dollars)

228

222

Natural gas usage per household (thousand cubic feet)

53

66

Natural gas spending per household (dollars)

754

804

Natural gas spending per household on heating (dollars)

573

607

Average energy spending per household (dollars)

2,048

2,024

Average energy spending per household on heating (dollars)

472

N/A

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

Kentucky (KY) propane prices and trends

Over the 2012-2013 winter season, the price of propane per gallon in Kentucky (KY) was significantly lower than the US national average, since people in Kentucky (KY) paid $2.109 per gallon for propane whereas the national figure was $2.436. This difference is partly explained by Kentucky’s warm climate, which implies that people using propane for heating do not use as much of it as in other parts of the country, and partly by Kentucky’s proximity to the Midwest major propane supply source.

Below is a graph illustrating propane price trends in Kentucky (KY). It is a good idea to use it to check that propane company daily prices roughly follow this trend. Remember, however, that Kentucky (KY) propane prices are influenced by various factors, including usage, and that this may not be the price you are quoted if you use a lot of propane or very little gas. The best way to get an accurate propane price for your home in Kentucky (KY) is to request detailed quotes from propane companies with outlets nearby.

Which propane companies operate in Kentucky (KY)?

The three largest propane companies in the US - Amerigas, Suburban Propane and Ferrellgas - all have outlets in Kentucky (KY). United Propane Gas, MFA Oil, and Southern States are among the propane companies in the US Top 50 that operate in Kentucky. And there is no shortage of smaller propane companies or cooperatives in Kentucky (KY).

The best propane deal for your home in Kentucky will depend on how explicit you are about what you need. We recommend starting with services you require from a propane company, such as propane tanks, propane delivery options, propane pricing options, propane payment options, propane system maintenance options, etc. Then make a list of propane companies in your area and call them for detailed quotes: only then will you be able to make an adequate comparison and the right choice.

Who represents the propane industry in Kentucky (KY) and what regulations does propane fall under?

The Kentucky Propane Gas Association is responsible for promoting the industry’s activités, providing the industry with training support (including the Certified Employee Training Program), and helping the industry with legislative and regulatory issues. Kentucky (KY) propane industry activités fall under the Kentucky Revised Statutes, Chapter 234, Kentucky Propane Gas Laws, though Kentucky does not have a specialized LP gas institution, such as a board, as some other states do.