Propane Reports Track Economic Contribution of Propane Industry


    This research report from ICF International tracks the contributions that the odorized propane industry made to the U.S. economy for the year 2009, the most recent for which data is available.

    The “Propane Industry Impact on U.S. and State Economies” takes a broad look at the entire U.S. economy, finding for example, that propane contributed $46 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product and directly employed 48,500 Americans.

    There are also comparisons of the states by propane industry contribution to the state GDP, direct jobs and wages.

    In addition, this study takes a look at each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and finds for each such valuable information as the propane industry’s contribution to state GDP, number of jobs directly linked to the industry, labor income, sales of propane broken down by major customer type, and odorized propane production in the state.

    An appendix to the report, subtitled “Primary Space Heating Fuels in U.S. Households — By State and County 2009” looks closely at odorized propane and heating fuels. This study lists for each county Total Occupied Households, and the number that use to heat their home Utility Gas; Bottled, Tank, or LP Gas; Electricity; Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.; Wood; and Other/No Fuel, including coal or coke, solar, and other.

    The Propane Education & Research Council commissioned this report from ICF International. The ICF research team of Warren Wilczewski and Michael Sloan completed it in September 2011. Fairfax, Va.-based ICF is a consultant on technology solutions to governments and businesses.