2019 LP Gas Top Propane Retailer rankings

February 21, 2019 By    
Our annual listing of the largest retail propane companies in the United States, measured by 2018 gallon sales, along with the people who lead and manage them
Photo courtesy of Growmark Inc.

Photo courtesy of Growmark Inc.

While this year’s LP Gas Top Propane Retailer rankings have a familiar feel, with AmeriGas, Ferrellgas and Suburban Propane holding the top three spots, respectively, several significant changes have taken place over the last year that impact our latest rankings of the largest U.S. retail propane companies.

The big shake-up happened midway through 2018 when NGL Energy Partners completed its exit from retail propane by selling the remaining portion of that business, in the eastern United States, to Superior Plus Corp. for $900 million. Six months prior to that deal, NGL Energy Partners sold propane operations across 10 states in the midcontinent and western portions of the United States to European company DCC LPG for $200 million.

So, as you’ll see, NGL Energy Partners, the sixth-largest propane retailer last year, no longer holds a spot in the rankings. Meanwhile, Superior Plus, with a focus on the retail propane market, is surging. Its U.S. propane operations, based in Rochester, New York, and known as Superior Plus Propane, made a significant leap, from No. 14 last year to that No. 6 spot, behind agricultural cooperative giants Growmark and CHS.

Interestingly, DCC’s first appearance in the rankings comes at that No. 14 spot, which Superior Plus held last year.

Also of note this year, ThompsonGas cracked the top 10 with a significant bump in gallon sales. The Frederick, Maryland-based company went from 59.2 million gallons in 2017 to its 86.2 million gallons in 2018. It made six acquisitions during the year.

With that, we present the LP Gas Top Retailers, which include multi-state and single-state independent rankings, below. To view the full package, including company capsules, visit our digital edition.

OVERALL RANKINGS
Company Location 2018 Gallons
1. AmeriGas Propane King of Prussia, Pa. 1,081,300,000
2. Ferrellgas Partners LP Overland Park, Kan. 636,698,000
3. Suburban Propane Partners LP Whippany, N.J. 440,000,000
4. Growmark Inc. Bloomington, Ill. 282,344,098
5. CHS Inc. Inver Grove Heights, Minn. 245,562,488
6. Superior Plus Propane Rochester, N.Y. 202,000,000
7. MFA Oil Co. Columbia, Mo. 105,800,000
8. Blossman Gas Inc. Ocean Springs, Miss. 99,000,000
9. ThompsonGas LLC Frederick, Md. 86,200,000
10. Empire Gas Co. Inc. San Juan, Puerto Rico 83,000,000
11. Southern States Cooperative Inc. Richmond, Va. 75,000,000
12. Energy Distribution Partners Chicago 74,400,000
13. Pinnacle Propane LLC Irving, Texas 68,404,709
14. DCC Propane LLC Roberts, Ill. 65,700,000
15. Dead River Co. South Portland, Maine 63,500,000
16. Paraco Gas Rye Brook, N.Y. 62,678,760
17. Lakes Gas Co. Forest Lake, Minn. 60,000,000
18. Eastern Propane & Oil Rochester, N.H. 47,700,000
19. Federated Co-ops Inc. Princeton, Minn. 30,160,000
20. Sharp Energy Inc. Georgetown, Del. 30,000,000
21. Crystal Flash Grand Rapids, Mich. 25,000,000
22. Matheson Basking Ridge, N.J. 23,740,000
23. Co-Alliance LLP Avon, Ind. 23,243,115
24. Delta Liquid Energy Paso Robles, Calif. 19,166,000
25. Landmark Services Cooperative Cottage Grove, Wis. 17,200,000
26. Premier Cooperative Mt. Horeb, Wis. 15,700,000
27. Anderson’s Propane Harrison, Ark. 15,300,000
28. Herring Gas Co. Inc. Meadville, Miss. 14,000,000
29. Centergas Fuels Inc. Amarillo, Texas 13,201,000
30. United Cooperative Beaver Dam, Wis. 12,100,000
31. Foster Fuels Inc. Brookneal, Va. 11,165,663
32. D.F. Richard Energy Dover, N.H. 10,626,000
33. Diversified Energy LLC Boone, N.C. 10,460,000
T34. APP Propane Tacoma, Wash. 10,000,000
T34. Nations Gas Technologies Inc. Navajo, N.M. 10,000,000
36. Pico Propane & Fuels San Antonio 9,200,000
37. Superior Fuel Co. Duluth, Minn. 8,755,278
38. Northern Star Cooperative Services Deer River, Minn. 8,400,000
T39. Milton Propane Milton, Wis. 8,200,000
T39. Williams Energy Group New Bern, N.C. 8,200,000
41. Country Visions Cooperative Reedsville, Wis. 7,900,000
42. Enderby Gas Inc. Gainesville, Texas 7,344,974
43. Northwest Propane Gas Co. Carrollton, Texas 7,332,240
44. 21st Century Energy Group New Castle, Pa. 7,236,979
45. Cole Oil & Propane Lomira, Wis. 7,088,000
46. Marsh LP Gas Greeneville, Tenn. 7,000,000

 

MASTER LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS (MLPS)
Company Location 2018 Gallons
1. AmeriGas Propane King of Prussia, Pa. 1,081,300,000
2. Ferrellgas Partners LP Overland Park, Kan. 636,698,000
3. Suburban Propane Partners LP Whippany, N.J. 440,000,000

 

MULTI-STATE INDEPENDENTS
Company Location 2018 Gallons
1. Growmark Inc. Bloomington, Ill. 282,344,098
2. CHS Inc. Inver Grove Heights, Minn. 245,562,488
3. Superior Plus Propane Rochester, N.Y. 202,000,000
4. MFA Oil Co. Columbia, Mo. 105,800,000
5. Blossman Gas Inc. Ocean Springs, Miss. 99,000,000
6. ThompsonGas LLC Frederick, Md. 86,200,000
7. Southern States Cooperative Inc. Richmond, Va. 75,000,000
8. Energy Distribution Partners Chicago 74,400,000
9. Pinnacle Propane LLC Irving, Texas 68,404,709
10. DCC Propane LLC Roberts, Ill. 65,700,000
11. Dead River Co. South Portland, Maine 63,500,000
12. Paraco Gas Rye Brook, N.Y. 62,678,760
13. Lakes Gas Co. Forest Lake, Minn. 60,000,000
14. Eastern Propane & Oil Rochester, N.H. 47,700,000
15. Federated Co-ops Inc. Princeton, Minn. 30,160,000
16. Sharp Energy Inc. Georgetown, Del. 30,000,000
17. Matheson Basking Ridge, N.J. 23,740,000
18. Co-Alliance LLP Avon, Ind. 23,243,115
19. Delta Liquid Energy Paso Robles, Calif. 19,166,000
20. Landmark Services Cooperative Cottage Grove, Wis. 17,200,000
21. Anderson’s Propane Harrison, Ark. 15,300,000
22. Herring Gas Co. Inc. Meadville, Miss. 14,000,000
23. Centergas Fuels Inc. Amarillo, Texas 13,201,000
24. Diversified Energy LLC Boone, N.C. 10,460,000
25. APP Propane Tacoma, Wash. 10,000,000
26. Pico Propane & Fuels San Antonio 9,200,000
27. Superior Fuel Co. Duluth, Minn. 8,755,278
28. Milton Propane Milton, Wis. 8,200,000
29. Country Visions Cooperative Reedsville, Wis. 7,900,000
30. Enderby Gas Inc. Gainesville, Texas 7,344,974
31. 21st Century Energy Group New Castle, Pa. 7,236,979
32. Marsh LP Gas Greeneville, Tenn. 7,000,000
33. North Star Energy LLC Aberdeen, S.D. 4,000,000

 

SINGLE-STATE INDEPENDENTS
Company Location 2018 Gallons
1. Crystal Flash Grand Rapids, Mich. 25,000,000
2. Premier Cooperative Mt. Horeb, Wis. 15,700,000
3. United Cooperative Beaver Dam, Wis. 12,100,000
4. Foster Fuels Inc. Brookneal, Va. 11,165,663
5. D.F. Richard Energy Dover, N.H. 10,626,000
6. Nations Gas Technologies Inc. Navajo, N.M. 10,000,000
7. Northern Star Cooperative Services Deer River, Minn. 8,400,000
8. Williams Energy Group New Bern, N.C. 8,200,000
9. Northwest Propane Gas Co. Carrollton, Texas 7,332,240
10. Cole Oil & Propane Lomira, Wis. 7,088,000
11. Martindale Propane Inc. New Holland, Pa. 5,700,000
12. Quality Propane Clinton, Conn. 4,200,000
13. Wolf River Propane New London, Wis. 4,090,000
14. Draeger Propane Antigo, Wis. 3,700,000
15. Buster Brown Propane New Caney, Texas 3,000,000
16. West Propane & Outdoor Living Hartsville, S.C. 2,761,000
17. Evergreen Propane Macon, Ga. 2,700,000
T18. Otte Oil & Propane Inc. Davey, Neb. 2,200,000
T18. Propane People Inc. Waterloo, Ind. 2,200,000
T18. South Florida Gas Co. Fort Myers, Fla. 2,200,000
21. Moore Propane LLC Falls Creek, Pa. 2,000,000
22. Affordable Propane Commerce City, Colo. 1,788,931
23. Silver Valley Propane Inc. Apple Valley, Calif. 1,525,172
24. Amarant’s Propane Service Atwater, Calif. 1,500,000
25. WelchGas Inc. Mt. Pleasant, Texas 1,300,000
26. Deiter Bros. Bethlehem, Pa. 1,250,000
27. Texas Star Propane Services Inc. Plantersville, Texas 1,200,000
28. Farmers Union Oil Co. of Lake Bronson Lake Bronson, Minn. 1,097,330

 

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