Propane in Minnesota (MN)

Minnesotans with propane will find this page helpful when looking for information on LP gas and propane dealers in the North Star State. While the information here is a useful guide, it is important to remember that each home is different the figures below are averages and should not prevent you from requesting detailed quotes from Minnesota (MN) propane companies to ensure the contract you sign is the right one for your situation.

Minnesota (MN) propane usage and spending

Statistics from the US Energy Information Administration indicate that people in Minnesota (MN) use comparatively more propane on average each year (867 gallons) than the country as a whole (464 gallons). They also spend more on propane each year ($1,424 on average) than Americans on average ($973) but at a considerably lower price (see prices section below).

 

Minnesota

US

Average propane price (2012-2013 winter season)

$1.583

$2.436

Propane usage per household (gallons)

867

464

Propane spending per household (dollars)

1,424

973

Propane spending per household on heating (dollars)

1,280

957

Electricity usage per household (kWh)

10,719

11,320

Electricity spending per household (dollars)

1,084

1,340

Electricity spending per household on heating (dollars)

204

222

Natural gas usage per household (thousand cubic feet)

84

66

Natural gas spending per household (dollars)

773

804

Natural gas spending per household on heating (dollars)

607

607

Average energy spending per household (dollars)

1,947

2,024

Average energy spending per household on heating (dollars)

774

N/A

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

Minnesota (MN) propane prices

At an average of $1.583 per gallon over the 2012/2013 winter season, Minnesota (MN) propane prices are almost a dollar lower than the national average ($2.436 per gallon over the same period). Indeed, prices are affected by supply and demand (and there are a lot of propane companies in Minnesota) and proximity to one of the two major propane distribution sources (Gulf and Midwest, which is close to MN).

The most accurate price for your home should be the result of a comparison between detailed quotes from different propane companies. The graph below, highlighting propane pricing trends over the 2012-2013 heating season, should help you in this regard.

Minnesota (MN) propane companies

The popularity of propane in Minnesota (MN) means that many companies have outlets in the Gopher State. All three major national companies (Amerigas, Ferrellgas and Suburban Propane) are present. So are Cenex, Lakes Gas Co., Matheson Gas, Como Oil and Propane, Gas Service Co., etc. There are also likely to be local companies and smaller cooperatives.

Your ideal propane deal will depend on a variety of factors, not least of which what you use propane for and how much of it you are likely to need each year. Therefore, it is best to make a list of what you will need from your propane company (pricing options, budget planning, maintenance, appliances, services, etc.) and request detailed quotes to have as accurate a comparison as possible for your situation.

The Minnesota (MN) propane industry and propane regulations

The Minnesota Propane Association is the non-profit organization that organizes networking events, lobbying activities, communication initiatives and satraining programs for the propane industry and its members. Minnesota (MN) propane activities are in part regulated by the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 299F, Fire Marshal, especially with regards to safety issues.