Pennsylvania Propane Prices

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Two Ways to Order Propane

Order by Phone

Ready to order propane for your home? The easiest way is to call our Customer Care team. Our representatives are standing by to take your call on weekdays from 8a - 5p.

Shipley Energy does have extended and weekend hours throughout heating season from November - January.

Order Online

New propane customers can place an order immediately through our online ordering system. This system is self-guided and will help you determine all the details of your order.

Customers seeking to set up automatic deliveries of their propane should call a Customer Care representative for the quickest service. Call now 717-356-3624.

 

Your Trusted Propane Delivery Solution

Propane — also known as LPG, or liquefied petroleum gas — is transported as a pressurized gas in liquid form. For many Pennsylvania residents, a typical first experience with propane would most likely be in the form of using portable propane tanks for cooking and heating appliances associated with camping and RV use.

Of course, with today’s technological developments and interest in clean fuels, there are more uses for residential propane than ever before — from water heaters and washing machines to heating entire homes. However, in an increasingly competitive market, to find affordable propane prices, PA residents need to find an energy provider they can trust to have a well-maintained fleet, as well as a trained team to deliver their propane when they need it — and at a price that’s fair and competitive.

All this is precisely what Shipley Energy offers our many propane customers.

Benefits of Choosing Shipley Energy

Pricing Options

  • Market price program – delivers propane on a per-gallon basis that reflects the current market price.
  • Fixed price program – lock-in a guaranteed rate for one full heating season.
  • Cap price program – Delivers the best value. You never pay more than your capped rate, but you can pay less. As propane prices fall, so does your price. If propane prices rise, your price does not go above the capped rate, protecting you from surging costs.
  • LIHEAP Grant – Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Grants helps families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP offers both a cash and crisis grant. You must qualify and apply for LIHEAP and select Shipley Energy as your propane provider.

Budgeting

Our budget plan allows you to spread the costs of propane across the entire year. This keeps your heating costs predictable and allows your family to plan for the winter. Call to speak with a Customer Care representative today about budget plans.

No Run Out Guarantee  

Shipley Energy guarantees its automatic delivery customers will never run out of propane. We monitor the levels of your tank using weather data and software to understand usage and schedule a delivery before you run out. Never pay the fees for an emergency delivery again – sign up for automatic delivery today.

Dependability and Service

We pride ourselves on being able to deliver propane when you need it the most. If temperatures drop below freezing for weeks at a time, our sizable team and fleet of trucks means we continue to deliver and service our customers when small companies can't. Don't let high demand delay your delivery.

Service Plans

Shipley Energy has an incredible HVAC team that offers Service Plans for your heating and cooling systems, including seasonal tune-ups. Take advantage of these plans to keep your systems in top shape.

Heating Experts Since 1929

Locally owned and operated since 1929, Shipley Energy is the propane provider you can count on. We offer a guaranteed and diversified source for propane supply, which means your tank will never run dry — even in harsh winter conditions that can close roads and limit propane distribution during high-demand periods. With one of the largest local fleet of propane trucks on the road, and a dedicated team working in two shifts, we deliver propane quickly, when you need it. You’ll always be working with drivers who are 100% certified for safe propane handling.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

+ How do I read the gauge on my propane tank?

Most propane tanks will have a gauge, which is located under the lid or near the shut-off valve. Once you locate the gauge, you will see a needle in the gauge that indicates the percentage of propane in the tank. So that propane gas has room to expand with changing temperatures, an above ground tank is considered full at 80% of its capacity. Unless you get automatic deliveries, you will need to regularly monitor your tank level to make sure you don't run out. You should call Shipley Energy to request a delivery when your tank is at the 30-40% level.
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+ What are the opening hours for the propane filling station in Hanover?

The opening hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am – 4:30pm.

+ What should I do if I smell propane gas?
  1. Extinguish all smoking materials and open flames. Refrain from using any smoking materials or electrical appliances.
  2. Open the windows and evacuate the area immediately.
  3. Shut off the gas valve at your tank if it is safe to do so by turning the gear-like knob clockwise until it will no longer turn.
  4. Contact your propane provider from a neighbor’s house or from a cell phone in a secure area away from the house/tanks. If you are unable to reach your service provider, call 911 or your local fire department.
  5. Do not return to the home or building until you are cleared to do so by a qualified service technician.
  6. Make sure your system is checked for leaks before resuming operation of the gas if not already completed.
+ How does automatic delivery work?

Automatic delivery offers you a no run-out guarantee with the peace of mind that you don’t have to worry about checking your tank or rely on your gauge to be correct. Based on the temperature outside, we determine when your tank level is at or around ¼ tank. A delivery ticket will be automatically generated to fill your tank the next time we are in the area. In cases of extreme cold temperatures, we may generate tickets early to ensure our customers do not run out of fuel.

+ What does it mean to cap my price?

A cap price protects you against spikes in the market. Customers can sign up for a cap price for 1 or multiple seasons. Capping your rate ensures that you will never pay more than the preset cap price for the term of the program regardless of how high the market rate jumps. However, capping your price also entitles the home owner to take advantage of market dips. If the market price drops below the capped price, you will benefit from receiving the lower price. The program is designed to allow customers to save money during the peak of the season when product is in high demand.

+ Why do I have to pay an investment fee to cap my price?

A cap investment fee allows Shipley to provide a ceiling for how high the price can go but also allows for downward protection when the market drops. There is a cost for Shipley to secure the necessary gallons for the season and a small investment fee for customers who want to protect their rate. Our goal is to be transparent with that cost and separate it from the price per gallon charge.

+ How does a budget work? How do you arrive at a monthly payment amount?

A budget allows you to make equal monthly payments on your account instead of paying for deliveries and service plans as they are billed to your account. Budgets take into consideration how much product you use, the average price per gallon, service plans, fees, and any balance you might have when you sign up for the budget.

+ Can I use my current credit toward my monthly budget payment?

You can use your credit towards your budget payment if you have overpaid on your budget this season or if you ended last season with a credit on your account. In any other situation, your current credit is meant to cover expenses on your account during the budget season and cannot be used towards a budget payment.

+ Why do I need to be home for my first propane delivery or after a run out?

All propane piping, connections and fittings are threaded so that they may easily connect to one another. These connections are coated with a compound that lubricates the fittings during installation and will eventually dry up. During normal usage, a propane system is at a constant pressure. As long as the tank has gas and is supplying the system with propane, a constant pressure is exerted on the piping and joint compound. The joint compound will retract if the system loses pressure. This loss of pressure may cause leaks to form because of the expansion and retraction of the joint compound. NFPA (Nation Fire Prevention Association) 54 (2006), 8.2.3 requires that "Immediately after the gas is turned on into a new system or into a system that has been initially restored after an interruption of service, the piping system shall be tested for leakage. If leakage is indicated, the gas supply shall be shut off until the necessary repairs have been made."

+ What is a Regulatory Compliance Fee?

The Regulatory Compliance Fee is a way for us to recoup some of our operating expenses without raising your price per gallon. Although it is called a Regulatory Compliance Fee, there are other factors such as Hazardous Material Handling, Training, and Shipping charges factored into this fee.