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Why Do People Like Propane?

Posted: February 28, 2017

A recent national survey asked homeowners what they liked most about propane. One of the top answers was: local propane suppliers are very dependable.

That goes to the heart of doing business with your local propane company. You can always expect a fast and courteous response whenever you need help. That’s one of the most important differences between big utility companies and local propane dealers.

Unlike the utility companies, propane dealers are private businesses that do not operate as monopolies; they are not franchised by the state to work exclusively within a service territory awarded to them. That’s why propane customers in Michigan remain free to shop around for a propane gas dealer that offers them the best price and service.

Fast facts courtesy of the National Propane Gas Association

  • Employees in the propane industry live and work in their local communities; many of them volunteer their time for charitable causes, working side-by-side with the folks they serve on a daily basis.
  • Of the 3,000 propane companies throughout the U.S., most are local, independent businesses, employing tens of thousands of Americans.
  • Local businesses remain the primary driver of job growth in the U.S; support for local propane businesses is essential to the future economic health and stability of our country.
  • Propane businesses serve customers in every one of the 435 Congressional Districts in the U.S.