AmeriGas Fees and Rates (2023)

Current Fees and Charges

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The fees and charges provided below are the most frequently assessed by AmeriGas (“Company”), but other fees and charges may apply depending on the services rendered*. Please contact 1-800-AmeriGas for specific questions and updated amount information.THE FEES AND CHARGES LISTED BELOW ARE NOT GOVERNMENT IMPOSED, NOR IS ANY PORTION OF THEM PAID TO ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY. COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ITS FEES AND CHARGES AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Early Termination Fee- For customers with Leased Equipment, you have received certain benefits from the Company in exchange for your service commitment. In the event that you terminate propane service with the Company prior to the end of the Initial Term, the Company will charge you an Early Termination Fee. The Early Termination Fee is $149.99.

Fuel Recovery Fee- This fee, which is assessed on propane deliveries, helps to offset the significant expense incurred by the Company in fueling its fleet of motor vehicles. This fee fluctuates on a monthly basis as the Company’s cost of fuel fluctuates. The fee as of the date of this Notice is $9.99.

HazMat & Safety Compliance Fee- This fee, which is assessed on propane deliveries, helps to offset the costs the Company incurs to comply with federal, state and local government regulations, such as those relating to hazardous materials, homeland security, emergency preparedness, workplace safety and related administrative costs. It is also used to fund, in part, among other things, employee safety training, inspections, cylinder re-qualification, and environmental compliance. The fee as of the date of this Notice is $11.99 per delivery.

Leak Check Charge- This charge is applied when the Company performs a leak check to verify that the propane system does not have a leak. This test is required by law under certain circumstances, which may include: when new piping is installed, if the gas has been turned off for any reason, if there has been an interruption of gas service, or if a leak in the system is suspected. Please contact 1-800-AmeriGas for specifics on when a leak check is required and the current charge.

Meter Fee- This fee applies if your propane usage is measured by a Company owned meter. The fee also helps to offset the cost of the meter, meter reading and related administrative costs. This fee also helps to offset the costs otherwise covered by the HazMat & Safety Compliance Fee (as described above), which is not charged to metered customers. The fee as of the date of this Notice is $11.99 per month.

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Paper Invoice Fee-This fee applies if you choose to receive paper invoices from Company. This fee is $2.99 per invoice. You may avoid this fee by enrolling in paperless billing in your MyAmeriGas account.

Tank Pickup Fee-Upon termination of service, Company will remove any Company-owned tank on your property. The charge for removal of standard above-ground tanks is $149.99. The charges for removal of underground Company-owned tanks are described in Section 14 of the AmeriGas Terms andConditions.

Reconnect Charge- If your tank is locked off by the Company due to nonpayment, this charge will be assessed to remove the lock, perform a leak check and put your propane system back into service. The fee as of the date of this Notice is $79.99.

Returned Check Fee- This fee is intended to cover the deposit return fee assessed by financial institutions and related administrative expenses associated with the return of a customer check for insufficient funds. The Returned Check Fee is $33.00.

Service Dispatch Charge- This applies when a service technician is requested to perform diagnostic or other service work on Customer-Owned Equipment. The Service Dispatch Charge as of the date of this Notice is $99.99. This charge will not be credited toward service work performed and additional charges may be assessed depending upon the nature of the service work required.

Expedited Delivery Fee- This applies when a customer enrolled in the Will Call Delivery option requests a delivery within (3) days or if any customer requests non-emergency service after business hours or on weekends. This fee is $200.00.

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Emergency Delivery Fee- This applies when a customer enrolled in the Will Calldelivery option requests a delivery within one (1) day. This fee is $300.00.

Tank Rent- You agree to pay tank rent ("Tank Rent") once per year while the Leased Equipment is installed at your residence. The amount of Tank Rent can vary depending on, among other things, the size of the tank, the location of the residence, and your annual usage.Tank Rent may be increased on an annual basis due to inflation or other factors. For certain Customers who entered into prior minimum use arrangements with Company, Tank Rent is waived if they meet certain minimum propane use requirements. For these Customers, Tank Rent is waived if the Customer purchases two (2) times the water capacity of the tank within the prior twelve (12) months of the Customer’s contract year. Please contact 1-800-AmeriGas if you have questions about the Tank Rent that is applicable to you.

Will Call Convenience Fee- This applies to customers enrolled in the Will Call delivery option and is charged for each Will Call delivery that is not ordered online. Eligible customers may avoid this fee by switching to Automatic delivery or placing an order online using your MyAmeriGas account. The fee as of the date of this Notice is $8.99 per delivery.

Minimum Delivery Fee– This fee may be charged for a requested Will Call delivery that is less than 100 gallons and may vary based upon geographic location and tank size.

*The fees listed above may vary depending upon the state in which you live. Please consult your agreement with AmeriGas for specifics about the fees that apply to you or call us at 1-800-AmeriGas.

If you have received credit terms from Company, you will be billed after propane is delivered or services are rendered, unless you have enrolled in a budget payment program. You agree to pay the invoiced amount on or before the due date indicated on the invoice. If you dispute an invoice, you must contact 1-800-AmeriGas within thirty (30) days of receipt. If you fail to timely pay all amounts owed to Company, Company may, unless prohibited by law, add a monthly late charge of 1.5% of the average daily balance until paid or a late charge of $36.00, whichever is greater. If you fail to make a payment on your outstanding amount owed, Company may, after providing written notice to you, suspend service and/or place a lock on Leased Equipment. If Company places a lock on Leased Equipment, all amounts outstanding (including the applicable Reconnect Charge) must be paid in full before service will be restored. Company may at any time require you to pay for propane deliveries or services in advance, to post a cash deposit, or to provide other forms of credit enhancement. Company may apply any amounts it holds from you, whether a security deposit or otherwise, at any time in whole or in part against the outstanding balance.Maryland Customers: If all of the outstanding amount owed is not received within 15 days after it is due, you will pay a late charge of the greater of $5.00 per month or 10% per month for the part of the outstanding amount that is latefor no more than three months, or you will pay up to 1.5% per month of the payment amount that is past due.

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AmeriGas Programs:
AmeriGuard** - This is an optional program where an eligible AmeriGas customer receives a fixed price for a fixed period of time during which the customer is placed on a convenient monthly payment plan.The current fee is $119.00 annually.

AmeriLock** - This is an optional program where an eligible AmeriGas customer receives a fixed price for the term of the AmeriLock contract.The current fee is $119.00 annually.

Pre-Buy** - This is a program that enables an eligible AmeriGas customer to lock-in the propane price in advance for the customer's projected winter/annual usage.

SmartPay Budget Plan** - This is an optional program that allows an eligible AmeriGas customer to make convenient monthly payments based on your projected annual usage and current market price.

** Programs and fees are subject to change. Certain restrictions and enrollment requirements apply. Please contact 1-800-AmeriGas for more information.

Last Updated February 13th, 2023

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Is there a class action lawsuit against AmeriGas? ›

The AmeriGas pre-filled propane tanks class action settlement was granted final approval March 30, 2021. Let Top Class Actions know when you receive a check in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.

How do I quit AmeriGas? ›

Your notice of non-renewal can be provided to Company in any of the following ways: (1) by U.S. mail, postage prepaid, to Company at Box 965, Valley Forge, PA 19482, Attn: Customer Service; (2) by telephone at 1-800-AmeriGas; or (3) by email at

Is propane cheaper if you own your own tank? ›

Owning your propane tank can save you money in many ways. Reduced price for propane: Many propane suppliers will give you a better price on propane if you own your tank. No monthly or yearly rental payments: You'll have the upfront cost of the tank and installation, but you won't have monthly or yearly rental payments.

How much does it cost to fill a 500 gallon propane tank? ›

So a 500-gallon tank only holds 400 gallons. Propane is like gas—prices vary by location and change daily. The current national average of propane is $2.337 per gallon, meaning it costs about $940 to fill up a 500-gallon tank.

Is AmeriGas being bought out? ›

On August 21, 2019, UGI Corporation acquired the portion of AmeriGas that it did not already own.

Did AmeriGas sell out? ›

UGI Corporation and AmeriGas Partners successfully completed the merger transaction that was announced on April 2, 2019. UGI acquired the approximately 69.2 million public common units of AmeriGas it did not already own in completing the buy-in of AmeriGas, the nation's largest retail propane marketer.

How can I lower my propane bill? ›

Ten Tips to Conserve Propane If You Are Running Low
  1. Turn down the thermostat. ...
  2. Use kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans wisely. ...
  3. Keep the fireplace damper closed. ...
  4. Close off rooms you aren't using. ...
  5. Keep heating vents clear. ...
  6. Use your curtains to your advantage. ...
  7. Block any drafts. ...
  8. Winterize your windows.
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How do I reduce the heating cost of propane? ›

Twelve Tips For Saving Money on Propane Heat
  1. Door Snakes. Don't let heat escape through drafty doors. ...
  2. Lock the Windows. ...
  3. Regulate Your Thermostat. ...
  4. Weatherstrip Your Windows. ...
  5. Buy Energy-Saving Curtains. ...
  6. Plug Holes in Exterior Walls. ...
  7. Consider Using a Space Heater. ...
  8. Cover Windows With Plastic Film.
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Should you disconnect propane after use? ›

Regardless of the fuel source, for safety reasons, it's very important to turn off the supply of gas to the grill when it's not in use. If someone or something were to turn on one the control knobs on the grill, it would fill with gas, creating the potential for a very dangerous situation.

What month is propane the cheapest? ›

The cheapest time to buy propane lies between late September to early October. The reasons that propane becomes inexpensive during this time are: Stable weather conditions. Low demand.

Are propane prices expected to rise in 2023? ›

Price of propane—The propane supply situation in 2022–2023. The outlook here isn't great: It's expected that propane prices will continue to rise in 2023. We're seeing propane costs going up for residential propane users in 2022 and 2023, with an estimated 5% increase expected in the next year.

Is propane really cheaper than electric? ›

Propane is cheaper than electric.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating a home in the U.S. with a propane heating system costs far less than heating with an electric system.

Is it cheaper to heat your house with propane or natural gas? ›

That means, propane is more than twice the energy of natural gas. While the cost per gallon is less for natural gas, you'll use more of it to heat the same appliances. If you get two times the heat from propane, naturally, you'll use less fuel. In this combined round, propane wins for efficiency and overall cost.

How many days will a 500 gallon propane tank last? ›

A 500-gallon tank holds 400 gallons of propane and can last several months, ranging between 2 to 14 months. On average, homeowners can expect that the tank will last around 5 months with regular use of appliances.

How many years does a 500 gallon propane tank last? ›

While 500 gallons of propane can get you through several months, the tank itself will last much longer. On average, a propane tank can keep fueling your appliances for over 30 years.

Who is the biggest supplier of propane? ›

AmeriGas Propane

What is the future of propane? ›

Increasing Demand for Propane As an Automotive and Transportation Fuel. Consumer desire for cleaner fuels will fuel increased demand for propane through 2023. Demand for propane as an alternative automotive and transportation fuel is particularly strong in Asia-Pacific countries.

Who owns AmeriGas now? ›


Why did propane tanks go up in price? ›

Supply chain update

Of the myriad supply disruptions affecting industry since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, propane marketers perhaps have felt steel shortages most acutely. Rising transportation costs factor into the price of propane tanks.

Who is AmeriGas competitor? ›

Overview of's closest competitors, with 434.3K visits, 45 authority score, 0.75% bounce rate., with 58.8K visits, 43 authority score, 0.59% bounce rate., with 212.3K visits, 43 authority score, 0.14% bounce rate.

Who did AmeriGas buyout? ›

UGI acquired the approximately 69.2 million public common units of AmeriGas it did not already own in completing the buy-in of AmeriGas, the nation's largest retail propane marketer.

Why is my propane usage so high? ›

If you heat your home with propane and it's cold outside, you are going to use more propane. The same goes for heating with natural gas or electricity. The United States encompasses such a large geographic area that the climate regions of the country range from frigid to tropical.

What uses the most propane in a house? ›

Furnaces, hot water heaters, and gas fireplaces use the most propane in your home. Here's how much propane they use. The average 100,000 BTU propane gas furnace uses approximately 1-gallon-per-hour or 500-1,200 gallons per year.

How much propane should I use per month? ›

The rule of thumb here is that you will use a baseline of 5 gallons per month just to keep the water heater running. Then you will use approximately 5 gallons per month/person.
Propane Gas Water Heater.
Number of people in householdMonthly Propane Usage
2 people10-15 gallons per month
4 people25 gallons per month
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How much propane does it take to heat a 2000 square foot house? ›

Propane Usage Based on Household Square Footage

1,000 square feet will use an average of 440 gallons on an annual basis. 1,500 square feet will use an average of 670 gallons each year. 2,000 square feet will consume up to 900 gallons on an annual basis.

What is the future for propane in 2023? ›

Prices peaked at $1.491 per gallon in late 2021 before dropping to about $1.123 per gallon in early 2022. The propane price forecast for 2023 sees prices increasing by approximately 5%, with the average household spending $1,668 on propane.

Should I lock in my propane price? ›

Lock in Your Rate

Lock in once a year, and you will always know how to budget correctly for propane. If possible, lock in your prices during the summer, when you can usually get the best deal. Set a reminder on your calendar so you don't forget to call and check rates.

Is it OK to leave propane tank outside in summer? ›

In warm weather your propane tank can still be stored outdoors on a flat, solid surface. You'll want to keep the tank in a shaded area so that it's not in direct sunlight for long periods of time—this will keep the tank at a safe temperature, note exceeding 120 °F (49 °C).

Can propane tanks sit in the sun? ›

While your tank should not be stored indoors, it should also not be stored in direct sunlight. On a hot sunny day, the temperature of a tank that's not properly stored could quickly go above 120°F. The hotter your tank gets, the greater the pressure will be inside the tank.

Is it OK to leave propane tank outside in winter? ›

Even as the temperatures drop, your propane tank should remain outdoors. Propane tanks should always be kept in a well-ventilated, shaded area and at least 10 feet from your home. Turn it off. If you'll be bringing your grill inside for the winter, be sure to turn off your propane tank and disconnect it.

How much does it cost to fill up a 100lb propane tank? ›

Buying a propane tank starts around $5, with a high of $3,500 and an average around $800 to $1,000.
How Much Does it Cost To Fill a 100 Lb Propane Tank on Average?
20 lbs.$40
100 Gallons$500
500 Gallons$1,500
1,000 Gallons$2,500

Should I wait to buy propane? ›

In fact, prices are always fluctuating, even in the summer months where people are buying propane for grilling or camping. And the higher the demand, the higher the prices go. But early fall is the perfect time to buy propane.

When should I retire my propane tank? ›

You may not realize it but your propane tank has an expiration date on it. It is between 10 and 12 years from the date of manufacture as seen on the handle of the tank – near where you find the tare weight.

What is the news on propane price? ›

US Residential Propane Price is at a current level of 2.698, down from 2.702 last week and down from 2.84 one year ago. This is a change of -0.15% from last week and -5.00% from one year ago.

How many gallons of propane are in a 100 pound tank? ›

100lb Propane Tanks: A 100lb pound tank is approximately 4-foot tall and 1.5-foot in diameter. These types of residential propane tanks will hold a little less than 25 gallons of propane when full and can be used for things such as home fireplaces, dryers and grills.

Will gas prices go down in 2024? ›

Gasoline and diesel prices will fall in 2023 and 2024, according to the latest projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its January short term energy outlook (STEO), the EIA noted that gasoline prices decline in its forecast “as both wholesale refining margins and crude oil prices fall”.

What are the disadvantages of using propane? ›

Con: It Produces Fewer BTUs Per Gallon Than Oil

When you measure how hot propane burns alongside other fuels, it's a little disappointing. Propane doesn't produce as much heat as oil. That means that although the cost of propane might beat oil, you're going to have to use more to get the same cozy indoor temperature.

Is it worth switching from electric to propane? ›

Because propane is a more efficient fuel, it costs less to operate. Propane appliances also generally have a longer lifespan than their electric counterparts, saving you both money and peace of mind in the long run.

Is it cheaper to cook with gas or propane? ›

There's a good reason why this saying came about. It has long been known that cooking with propane gas is far more cost-efficient and provides better heat control than electric stoves or ovens. Cooktops and ovens heated with propane also turn off quicker, which is both a safety and overcooking benefit.

Which is healthier propane or natural gas? ›

Propane is the cleanest burning fossil fuel available, and it produces about half the carbon dioxide and other emissions of gasoline. It also doesn't harm water or soil. Natural gas is mostly made up of methane, a greenhouse gas that's about 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

What burns hotter gas or propane? ›

Propane also burns hotter than natural gas (2500 BTU's vs 1000 BTUs), which some grilling purists believe is one of the most important factors to keep in mind. Propane is considered to be environmentally-friendly because there's no lead, has low GHG emissions and produces water vapor and carbon dioxide.

Is propane as unhealthy as natural gas? ›

Propane is non-toxic and will not harm water or soil. Natural gas is a clean-burning greenhouse gas, meaning it emits lower levels of harmful emissions like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxides.

Is it cheaper to heat with propane or oil? ›

As a general rule of thumb, propane is cheaper per BTU than heating oil. However, seasonal factors and location also play a role.

Is underground or above ground propane tank better? ›

Generally, underground tanks are safer than above-ground tanks. One reason is that it's easier for these tanks to stay temperate in extreme weather, especially in the freezing cold. Underground tanks are also safer in the event of a leak.

Is it better to own or lease a propane tank? ›

Renting generally costs less up front than owning a tank.

With a rental, installation costs start at $250, plus a $100 annual rental fee. With initial purchase and installation costs at the lowest starting fees, it could take about 17 years for a propane tank purchase to “pay for itself” compared with renting.

Is there a difference in propane tank quality? ›

Each of the three grades, HD5, HD10 and commercial propane differ in propane consistency and all have different purposes. All grades of propane come from the same raw materials (crude oil or natural gas). The creation of differing grades of propane is during the refining or processing of the gas at the refinery.

How many gallons of propane does a house use per day? ›

Depending on the number of bathrooms you have in your home or the number of people living in the house, your daily average usage may vary. However, most homes will average about 1.5 gallons of propane a day for their water heater or roughly 200-300 gallons a year.

Who took over AmeriGas? ›

UGI owns AmeriGas, the largest propane marketer in the United States.

What company has the largest class action lawsuit? ›

Number 1: The 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement

There is no doubt about the biggest-ever class action settlement. The 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement is also the biggest civil litigation settlement in US history.

What is the class action lawsuit against? ›

What is a Class-Action Lawsuit and How Does it Work? A class-action lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought on behalf of a group of people or business entities who have suffered common injuries as a result of the defendants' conduct, with at least one individual or entity acting as a representative of that group.

What can I do with a defective propane tank? ›

To dispose of smaller tanks that are damaged or unserviceable, contact a propane supplier, or your local household hazardous waste collection site. Some municipalities or local regulations may allow for disposal of empty propane tanks, propane cylinders, and propane bottles with your regular household trash.

How long does AmeriGas tank last? ›

For a standard mid-sized grill, a 20 lb propane tank should typically last about 15 hours.

Is AmeriGas the same as Blue Rhino? ›

The two consent agreements were entered into separately between the FTC and Blue Rhino and the FTC and AmeriGas, but they are materially identical.

Are class action lawsuits worth joining? ›

Even in cases with minor damages, it may be worth your time, money, and resources to join a class action lawsuit. If you have minor injuries or other damages from a large company's negligence, these issues can affect many other people, too.

How long does it take to get money from a class action settlement? ›

The average time it takes to process a settlement check is between one and six weeks. However, it can take several months for you to receive just compensation. If you hire one of the experienced attorneys from Morgan & Morgan, you should not have to wait six weeks to receive your settlement check.

What are the risks of joining a class action lawsuit? ›

What Are the Risks of a Class-Action Lawsuit? The risk of a class-action lawsuit is that if you lose, you will not receive any compensation for your injuries. If you win, however, you will receive a financial or other non-monetary award.

How is money divided in a class action lawsuit? ›

Class action lawsuit settlements are not divided evenly. Some plaintiffs will be awarded a larger percent while others receive smaller settlements. There are legitimate reasons for class members receiving smaller payouts.

Can you ignore a class action lawsuit? ›

When Can You Opt Out of a Class Action? In general, you can opt out of any class action. The class notice will state the deadline for opting out of the lawsuit. In most cases, you will have to notify the attorneys handling the case in writing of your decision to opt out.

What is fee shifting? ›

Fee-shifting statutes and rules vary, sometimes requiring the loser in a legal matter to pay for the legal fees and costs of the prevailing party. But in some circumstances, the fees are unilaterally shifted so that losing defendants must pay the plaintiff's reasonable attorney fees and costs.

Why is my propane tank so heavy but no gas? ›

The bottle feels heavier and obviously is filled with propane but opening the valve produces no escaping gas. OPD valves are designed so that propane will not flow from the service valve unless it is hooked up to a hose end connection. This is the way the OPD cylinder valve was designed.

Does propane get old in a tank? ›

It doesn't degrade, and its potency and efficiency aren't affected by being stored for a long time. As long as your propane tank is properly maintained, the propane within it is fine.

How do I know if my propane tank is bad? ›

If your stove burners or pilot light flames are yellow or orange, it may indicate a problem with your tank. If the flames on multiple appliances are the wrong color, you'll know it's not the appliance itself that is having a problem, but that there is a problem with the propane supply to your home.


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