Top Propane Retailers: 2023 multi-state independent ranking

March 6, 2023 By    

LP Gas’ annual ranking of the largest retail propane companies in the U.S. is measured by gallon sales. See who made the multi-state list, ranked by 2022 retail propane gallon sales, below.

See a breakdown of 2023 rankings:

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Company Location Gallons
1. Superior Plus Propane Rochester, N.Y. 310,000,000
2. Growmark Inc. Bloomington, Ill. 268,420,597
3. ThompsonGas LLC Frederick, Md. 190,200,000
4. DCC Propane LLC Lisle, Ill. 166,000,000
5. Blossman Gas Inc. Ocean Springs, Miss. 120,000,000
6. Energy Distribution Partners Chicago 112,000,000
7. MFA Oil Co. Columbia, Mo. 100,000,000
8. CHS Inc. Inver Grove Heights, Minn. 79,000,000
9. Dead River Co. South Portland, Maine 68,000,000
10. Lakes Gas Co.
Wyoming, Minn. 66,275,000
11. Paraco Gas Rye Brook, N.Y. 64,991,637
12. Southern States Cooperative Richmond, Va. 62,000,000
13. Pinnacle Propane Irving, Texas 57,000,000
14. Sharp Energy Inc. Georgetown, Del. 54,400,000
15. Eastern Propane & Oil Rochester, N.H. 49,500,000
16. Co-Alliance Cooperative Inc. Indianapolis 47,500,000
17. Federated Co-ops Inc. Princeton, Minn. 33,402,079
18. Sapp Bros. Petroleum Inc. Omaha, Neb. 29,800,000
19. ALCIVIA Cottage Grove, Wis. 27,804,779
20. Lettermen’s Energy Overland Park, Kan. 27,500,000
21. Meritum Energy Holdings San Antonio 24,900,000
22. Anderson’s Propane Bergman/Hindsville, Ark. 18,325,000
23. Arrick’s Propane Lucasville, Ohio 17,832,407
24. Matheson Irving, Texas 17,000,000
25. Delta Liquid Energy Paso Robles, Calif. 16,451,179
26. Herring Gas Co. Inc. Meadville, Miss. 14,200,000
27. Country Visions Cooperative Brillion, Wis. 13,477,291
28. Superior Fuel Co. Duluth, Minn. 11,343,583
29. Christensen Inc. Richland, Wash. 11,004,198
30. Milton Propane Milton, Wis. 8,700,000
31. 21st Century Energy Group New Castle, Pa. 8,608,550
32. Central Valley Ag York, Neb. 8,242,527
33. Enderby Gas Inc. dba Bishop Energy Gainesville, Texas 7,991,376
34. Marsh Energy Inc. Greeneville, Tenn. 7,850,000

21st Century Energy Group
Location: New Castle, Pennsylvania
Founded: 1962
2022 FY retail gallons: 8,608,550
Outlets: 7; States: 4

Location: Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Founded: 2021
2022 FY retail gallons: 27,804,779

Anderson’s Propane
Location: Bergman/Hindsville, Arkansas
Founded: 1988
Owners: Doug Anderson; Rhonda Anderson
2022 FY retail gallons: 18,325,000
Outlets: 7; States: 2; Customers: 37,500
Employees: 65; Bobtails: 40; Transports: 6
Storage volume: 4,350,000 gallons
Officers: Doug Anderson, president, CEO of Bergman; Rhonda Anderson, president, CEO of Hindsville

Arrick’s Propane
Location: Lucasville, Ohio
Founded: 1952
Owners: Ralph & Josh Arrick; Josh Greene
2022 FY retail gallons: 17,832,407
Outlets: 8; States: 3; Customers: 33,000
Employees: 100; Bobtails: 41; Transports: 3
Storage volume: 648,000 gallons
Officers: Ralph Arrick, president; Josh Greene, operations manager; Josh Arrick, business development manager
Operations managers: Nathan Davis, marketing manager; Dave Gullett, IT manager; Joe Thayer, maintenance manager; Feather Anders, HR manager; branch managers: James Buckler, Lucasville, OH; Josh Parlin, Ironton, OH; Jamie Duckworth, So. Portsmouth, KY, Flemingsburg, KY; Steve Stevenson, Peebles, OH; Ray Collins, Proctorville, OH, WV; Scott James, Grayson, KY; Matt Beachy, Mt. Orab, OH

Blossman Gas Inc.
Location: Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Founded: 1951
Owners: Blossman family
2022 FY retail gallons: 120,000,000
Outlets: 79; States: 16; Customers: 222,000
Employees: 1,000; Gas delivery trucks: 265
Acquisitions: 3
Officers: Stuart Weidie, president & CEO; David Reynolds, COO; Frank Parent, CFO; Todd Reinke, CAO
Operations managers: Regional VPs: John Fowler, James Harris, Don James, Scott Prewitt, Scott Sturdivant, Kevin Tobolski

Central Valley Ag
Location: York, Nebraska
Founded: 2003
2022 FY retail gallons: 8,242,527
Outlets: 6; States: 4; Customers: 4,751
Employees: 29; Bobtails: 11
Storage volume: 995,000 gallons
Officers: Carl Dickinson, CEO; Fran Swain, CFO; Jeff Ingalls, SVP energy
Operations managers: Lucas Ploen, Area 1; Mike Wiarda, Area 2; Karl Serrein, Area 3; Chris Clingman, Area 4

Christensen Inc.
Location: Richland, Washington
Founded: 1980
Owner: The Christensen family – Gary, Annette, Brandon, Tony, Justin, Quentin & Keagan Christensen
2022 FY retail gallons: 11,004,198
Outlets: 16; States: 3; Customers: 10,000
Employees: 500; Bobtails: 13; Transports: 7
Storage volume: 1,140,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1 (United Oil, fuel & lubricants)
Officers: Tony Christensen, CEO & president; Dan Breen, CFO; Mike Hildebrand, COO
Operations managers: Tim Wolthuis, eastern Washington & Idaho; Travis Paulson, western Washington; Casey Wise, Oregon

CHS Inc.
Location: Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Founded: 1929
2022 FY retail gallons: 79,000,000
States: 44; Transports: 375
Officers: Adam DeLawyer, VP of propane
Operations managers: Directors: Tyler Kelly, supply; Scott Pearson, propane operations; Ben Lyden, trading; sales managers: Rick Rugless, South; Kyle Wolf, North

Co-Alliance Cooperative Inc.
Location: Indianapolis
Founded: 1927
Owner: Farmer-owned cooperative
2022 FY retail gallons: 47,500,000
Outlets: 35; States: 3; Customers: 40,000
Employees: 78; Bobtails: 41; Transports: 2
Storage volume: 2,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1 (Shelby Bottled Gas)
Officers: Kevin Still, president & CEO; Scott Logue, EVP; Todd Masten, VP, energy
Operations managers: Mike Hayden, director of propane; managers: Chuck Boyd, Todd Duncan, Todd Shaw, Jeff Witham, Shane Young

Country Visions Cooperative
Location: Brillion, Wisconsin
Founded: 1923
2022 FY retail gallons: 13,477,291
Outlets: 36; States: 2; Customers: 15,929
Employees: 36; Bobtails: 30; Transports: 1
Storage volume: 1,318,000 gallons
Officers: Carl Kiedrowski, energy division manager
Operations managers: John Leurquin, central; Carrie Kowalczyk, western; Dennis Taylor, northern

DCC Propane LLC
Location: Lisle, Illinois
Founded: 2017
Owners: Publicly traded
2022 FY retail gallons: 166,000,000
Outlets: 142; States: 22
Customers: 250,000; Employees: 900
Officers: Matt Dantinne, CEO; Ron Snyder, COO; Killian Bane, CFO; Andy Hewison, SVP, IT; Jason Foster, regional VP, western U.S.; Will Rudich, regional VP, eastern U.S.; Directors: Brad Brooks, strategic sourcing; Tylene Kami, HR; Brian Sitz, HSE; Jessica Kelsey, digital & IT; Reena Mistry, marketing & communications; Eric Gibson, legal affairs
Operations managers: GMs: John Pianki, PNW; Kevin Bennett, Rocky Mountain; Eric Payne, Central Plains; Mike McLeod, Central Illinois; Kelly Arlis, Great Lakes; Kenneth Prince, Mid South; Robert Prince, Deep South; William Hickey, New England

Dead River Co.
Location: South Portland, Maine
Founded: 1909
2022 FY retail gallons: 68,000,000
Outlets: 59; States: 4
Employees: 1,300; Bobtails: 155; Transports: 17
Storage volume: 2,800,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 6 (Whiting Energy Fuels, Bay State Fuels, Scott Energy, Maine Energy, Charlie Burnham Energy, Tidewater Oil & Propane)
Officers: Casey Cramton, president & CEO; Jeremy Young, EVP, CFO; Guy Langevin, EVP, CAO

Delta Liquid Energy
Location: Paso Robles, California
Founded: 1936
Owner: Platz family
2022 FY retail gallons: 16,451,179
Outlets: 9; States: 5; Customers: 16,950
Employees: 120; Bobtails: 41; Transports: 9
Storage volume: 1,800,000 gallons
Officers: D. Frank Platz, CEO; William Platz, president; Cynthia Belmont, VP, admin; Robert Jacobs, VP, business enterprises; Phil Comstock, VP, retail operations

Eastern Propane & Oil
Location: Rochester, New Hampshire
Founded: 1932
Owner: Clement and Anderson Family
2022 FY retail gallons: 49,500,000
Outlets: 15; States: 5; Customers: 94,240
Employees: 504; Bobtails: 130; Transports: 5
Storage volume: 2,538,000 gallons
Officers: Charles V. Clement III, chairman & president; Thomas Manson, CEO; Charles V. Clement IV, CTO; Meghan Anderson, CCO; Josh Anderson, VP, sales & marketing; Barbara Labonte, CFO; Robert Young, COO; Kathy Ford, SVP, business systems; Timothy Condon, general counsel & VP, human resources & risk management; Mark Stone, VP, information services; Bob Lefebvre, VP, supply; Penney Mabey, AVP, customer care; Mike Gagne, AVP, fleet; Diane Brown, AVP, finance & controller; Arthur Burns, AVP, logistics; Jennifer Kinville, AVP, human resources; Evan Bonney, AVP, risk management; Kathy Donlon, assistant to the president
Operations managers: Regional managers: William Massey, New Hampshire east & Maine; Brandt Lambert, New Hampshire central; James Blake, Massachusetts & Rhode Island; Mark Limoges, New Hampshire west & Vermont

Enderby Gas Inc. dba Bishop Energy
Location: Gainesville, Texas
Founded: 1945
Owner: Mary Kay Bishop
2022 FY retail gallons: 7,991,376
Outlets: 7; States: 2; Customers: 19,500
Employees: 100; Bobtails: 29; Transports: 33
Storage volume: 792,000 gallons
Officers: Jim Bishop, president; Claudia Ledford, secretary
Operations managers: Max Eubanks, manager, supply & distribution; Chad Gregg, GM; B.B. Reedy, branch manager, Sherman & Princeton; Boyd Sanders, branch manager, Paris; Ronnie Clough, branch manager, Marietta, OK

Energy Distribution Partners
Location: Chicago
Founded: 2012
2022 FY retail gallons: 112,000,000
Outlets: 50; States: 19; Customers: 200,000
Employees: 700; Bobtails: 293; Transports: 32
Storage volume: 6,700,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 4
Officers: Thomas Knauff, president & CEO; Boyd McGathey, executive VP & COO; John Casper, CFO; David Stroupe, executive VP, corporate development
Operations managers: Kathy Johnson, VP, HR; Daniel Dixon, VP, corporate development; Jim Rushing, VP, sustainability; regional VPs: Chris Daly, Central; Bill Wiest, East; Andy Fellman, Northwest; Merle Edington, Southwest; directors: Travis Dunham, supply & logistics; Paula Laney, safety; Brenda Griffie, field tech support

Federated Co-ops Inc.
Location: Princeton, Minnesota
Founded: 1942
Owner: Federated Co-ops Inc.
2022 FY retail gallons: 33,402,079
Outlets: 21; States: 2; Customers: 41,200
Employees: 75; Bobtails: 55; Transports: 7
Storage volume: 1,688,000 gallons
Officers: Craig Mold, president
Operations managers: Mike McMahon, CEO; Mark Grave, director of energy

Growmark Inc.
Location: Bloomington, Illinois
Founded: 1927
Owner: Agricultural cooperative
2022 FY retail gallons: 268,420,597
Outlets: 31; States: 18
Officers: John Reifsteck, chairman of the board; Mark Orr, Growmark Inc. CEO
Operations managers: Kelvin Covington, VP energy; Dan Pannier, manager, propane operations; Dave Rich, propane marketing & technical services manager

Herring Gas Co. Inc.
Location: Meadville, Mississippi
Founded: 1946
Owner: Herring family
2022 FY retail gallons: 14,200,000
Outlets: 21; States: 2; Customers: 35,000
Employees: 180; Bobtails: 69; Transports: 5
Storage volume: 1,800,000 gallons
Officers: Jody Herring, president; Tommy Smallwood, VP; Colby Bass, CFO
Operations managers: Molly Tucker; Dwayne Miller; Troy Marcukaitis; Chris Hamilton Sr.; Mike Conerly; Ronnie Malone, fleet/safety

Lakes Gas Co.
Location: Wyoming, Minnesota
Founded: 1959
Owners: Sargeant family
2022 FY retail gallons: 66,275,000
Outlets: 54; States: 6
Officers: Trent Hampton, CEO; Steve Sargeant, EVP; Steven Savitz, CFO; Tony Buck, VP, safety & supply
Operations managers: Dave Anderson, North division; Aaron Huizenga, East division; Amy May, Central division; Chris McGuire, West division; Michelle Bushee, manager of customer experience; Ben Guzzi, business operations; Jason Hellendrung, physical operations

Lettermen’s Energy
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Founded: 2021
Owners: Privately held
2022 FY retail gallons: 27,500,000
Outlets: 27; States: 14; Customers: 30,000
Employees: 119; Bobtails: 64
Storage volume: 865,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 2
Officers: Stephen Wambold, CEO; Bill Ruisinger, CFO; Randy Schott, COO; Jim Saladin, CMO
Operations managers: regional VPs: Bryan Wright, Southwest; Eric Nelson, Northwest; Joe Pischke, Central; Rick O’Connor, Midwest; GMs: Mark Lolkus, Andy Johnson, Eric Antrim, Ed Hansen, Mark Fuelling, Chris Anderson, Jesse Pelayo; directors of sales: Eric Bates, West; Kevin Ohnoutka, East

Marsh Energy Inc.
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Founded: 1966
Owner: S.W. Marsh Family
2022 FY retail gallons: 7,850,000
Outlets: 7; States: 4; Customers: 16,000
Employees: 62; Bobtails: 20; Transports: 4
Storage volume: 360,000 gallons
Officers: Chris Marsh, president & CEO; Lori Finchum, CFO
Operations managers: Rodney Markham, regional VP; Larry O’Bryant; Rick Smith; Ben Raby; Kevin Cretsinger; Justin Graham; Grey Wells; Ralph Brooks

Location: Irving, Texas
Founded: 1927
Owner: The Nippon Sanso Holdings Group
2022 FY retail gallons: 17,000,000
Outlets: 300; States: 44; Employees: 4,500
Bobtails: 76

Meritum Energy Holdings
Location: San Antonio
Founded: 2015
Owner: Meritum Energy GP
2022 FY retail gallons: 24,900,000
Outlets: 25; States: 9
Acquisitions: 1 (700,000 gallons)
Officers: Chris Hill, CEO; Rob Chalmers, CFO; Tom Van Buren, COO

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MFA Oil Co.
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Founded: 1929
Owner: Farmer-owned cooperative
2022 FY retail gallons: 100,000,000
Outlets: 117; States: 8; Customers: 310,000; Employees: 555; Bobtails: 247
Storage volume: 11,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 3 (Midwest Propane, Griffin Oil & Propane, D&D Oil Co.)
: Jon Ihler, president & CEO; Jeff Raetz, CFO; Kenny Steeves, senior VP, operations; James Greer, senior VP, supply & transportation; Curtis Chaney, senior VP, retail; Ed Harper, VP, enterprise risk management; Amanda Cooper, VP, HR; Tami Ensor, corporate secretary
Operations managers: District managers: Mike Whitney, Barry Oden, Jenny Daggett, Andy Hays, Trevor Honeycutt, Terry McCallie, Chris Tynes; Tom Procter, director of safety & maintenance; Robert Burlbaugh, director of field training & procedures; Joe Case, director of operations

Milton Propane
Location: Milton, Wisconsin
Founded: 1967
Owner: John Arndt
2022 FY retail gallons: 8,700,000
Outlets: 6; States: 2; Customers: 13,500
Employees: 37; Bobtails: 19; Transports: 5
Storage volume: 550,000 gallons
Officers: John Arndt, president & CEO
Operations managers: Meghan Showen, corporate office manager; Mattie Arndt, corporate field manager; branch managers: Doug Fondriest, Kyle Henke, John Birr, Scott Arverson, Dale Medema, Walt Wingo

Paraco Gas
Location: Rye Brook, New York
Founded: 1968
Owner: The Armentano family
2022 FY retail gallons: 64,991,637
Outlets: 29; States: 8; Customers: 119,000
Employees: 446; Bobtails: 114; Transports: 12
Storage volume: 1,466,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 5
Officers: Joseph Armentano, CEO; Christina Armentano, COO, EVP; Kevin Watson, CFO

Pinnacle Propane
Location: Irving, Texas
Founded: 2010
Owner: SHV Energy
2022 FY retail gallons: 57,000,000
Outlets: 37; States: 12; Customers: 80,000
Employees: 400; Bobtails: 208; Storage volume: 9,038,081 gallons
Officers: Gino Vansteenhuyse, CEO; Per Nielsen, CCO; Tom Davis, COO; Ole Keilberg, CFO
Operations manager: Tom Davis, COO

Sapp Bros. Petroleum Inc.
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Founded: 1971
Owner: William Sapp
2022 FY retail gallons: 29,800,000
Outlets: 21; States: 7; Customers: 20,000
Employees: 1,500; Bobtails: 65
Transports: 15
Acquisitions: 2 (Pelgas, Home Oil: 2,000,000)
Officers: Todd Pellet, Robert Hartloff
Operations managers: Craig Frantz, president of petroleum

Sharp Energy Inc.
Location: Georgetown, Delaware
Founded: 1981
Owner: Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (CPK)
2022 FY retail gallons: 54,400,000
Outlets: 29; States: 7; Customers: 89,500
Employees: 385; Bobtails: 129; Transports: 9
Storage volume: 9,126,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 2 (Hernando Gas & Propane and assets of Davenport Energy’s Siler City, NC, location)
Officers: Andy Hesson, VP, propane operations
Operations managers: Eric Mays, director, propane operations

Southern States Cooperative
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Founded: 1923
Owner: Independently owned farmers cooperative
2022 FY retail gallons: 62,000,000
Outlets: 61; States: 6; Customers: 125,000
Employees: 1,900; Bobtails: 170; Transports: 5
Storage volume: 3,200,000 gallons
Officers: Steve Becraft, president & CEO; Tommy Didlake, CFO; Tracy Amburgey, energy business leader; Lucas Householder, retail operations leader

Superior Fuel Co.
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Founded: 2006
Owners: Robert Hall, CEO; Ryan Gunderson, president; Joe Stariha, CFO
2022 FY retail gallons: 11,343,583
Outlets: 5; States: 3; Customers: 20,106
Employees: 121; Bobtails: 18; Transports: 3
Storage volume: 1,132,000 gallons
Officers: Robert Hall, CEO; Ryan Gunderson, president; Joe Stariha, CFO
Operations managers: Michael Bodine, VP, operations; Cooper Beckett, liquids director; Cody Jones, sales manager; Will Roberts, outside sales manager

Superior Plus Propane
Location: Rochester, New York
Founded: 1922
2022 FY retail gallons: 310,000,000
Outlets: 190; States: 22
Employees: 2,300; Bobtails: 980; Transports: 75
Acquisitions: 7 (Reid Gas, Rock Hill, SC; Kamps Propane, Manteca, CA; Salem Oil & Gas, Salem, OH; Quarles Delivered Fuels, Fredericksburg, VA; Denton Gas, Union, SC; Reed Oil, Hertford, NC; MountainFlame Propane, Auberry, CA)
Officers: Andrew Peyton, president; Jason Fortin, SVP, business transformation; Chris DeFilippo, VP, marketing; Andy Desmann, VP, finance; James Devens, VP, operations; Tommy Manion, VP, operations; Steve Murk, VP, human resources
Operations managers: GMs: Sean Andersen, Dan Dixon, Bob Lewis, Mike McCormack, Dan Stowell, James Watson

ThompsonGas LLC
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Founded: 1946
2022 FY retail gallons: 190,200,000
Outlets: 156; States: 25
Customers: 281,790; Employees: 1,120; Bobtails: 563; Transports: 45
Storage volume: 18,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 4
Officers: Erik Peterson, CEO; Jim Davis, COO; Scott Jackson, CFO; Sriram Iyer, CIO; Scott Miller, general counsel; Jeff Kerns, chairman
Operations managers: Jon Loeb, SVP sales & marketing; Jennifer Jarboe, SVP human resources; Derek Ashmore, regional VP; Benny Gay, VP ops support; Rob Hollasch, VP finance; Dan Carrigan, VP business development; Travis Ochs, VP supply & wholesale; John Stone, VP IT; Sean Daugherty, VP operations; Paul Haeder, VP operations; Jordan Landrum, VP operations

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