December 2021: Winter fuels

December 7, 2021 By    

Each month, LP Gas provides updates on the U.S. propane market, as well as the latest trends. The data for December 2021 focuses on the average winter household energy expenditures over the past decade and the winter fuels outlook for this heating season.

Stock information for Ferrellgas and Suburban Propane is also provided.


Winter Fuels Outlook, 2021-22: The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects energy expenditures to increase for all heating fuels this winter, primarily driven by higher prices. EIA forecasts households will spend $631 (54 percent) more on average for propane this winter compared to last winter. Given relatively low inventory levels heading into winter, weather will be a key determinant of propane market outcomes and consumer expenditures this winter, says EIA.

average winter household energy expenditures chart by U.S. Energy Information Administration

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
Note: Propane price reflects the average of Northeast and Midwest regions through winter 2013-14 and average of Northeast, Midwest and South regions after winter 2013-14.


Company 12-month chart
(as of November ’21)
Price (11/22/21) Current Yield 52-Week Low 52-Week High YTD Price
Ferrellgas – FGPR Ferrellgas - FGPR $22.96 N/A 10.00 25.34 47.6%
Suburban Propane – SPH Suburban Propane – SPH 15.05 8.7% 14.06 16.45 1.2%

Source: Company data, FactSet and Wells Fargo Securities LLC (SPH); Yahoo Finance (FGPR)

Note: Ferrellgas was relisted as FGPR, trading on OTC Markets, on 4/5/2021 due to corporate action.

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