## Is it cheaper to use natural gas or propane?

The U.S. average cost for propane is $2.41 per gallon. One million BTUs of natural gas is roughly 11.20 gallons of propane. Which means for the same amount of fuel, you’ll pay $6.23 for natural gas and $26.99 for propane. The more efficient the fuel is, the less you’ll use, which plays a role in overall cost.

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## How much more efficient is propane than natural gas?

Energy efficiency Propane delivers more BTUs (per gallon or per cubic foot), burns less volume per hour than natural gas by a factor of two-to-one and this makes it an energy-efficient alternative to natural gas for many applications.

**Should I switch from propane to natural gas?**

The costs of converting from propane to natural gas can really add up. With the price of natural gas at least one-third less than the price of propane, over time the switch may be worth the investment. Most natural gas companies have calculators on their websites to help customers estimate costs and savings.

### Which is cheaper natural gas or propane?

Overall Unit Cost. The first thing about natural gas is it is very cheap.

### Is natural gas cheaper than propane?

Which is Cheaper: Propane or Natural Gas? The answer to this isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Propane is more expensive than natural gas but natural gas burns much faster than propane. In fact, it burns at a rate of two to one. This means that to heat two spaces of the same size, you’ll use twice as much natural gas than propane. One cubic foot of propane is approximately 2,516 BTUs while one cubic foot of natural gas is 1,030 BTUs.

**What is the cost of propane vs. natural gas?**

The U.S. average cost for propane is $2.41 per gallon. One million BTUs of natural gas is roughly 11.20 gallons of propane. Which means for the same amount of fuel, you’ll pay $6.23 for natural gas and $26.99 for propane. The more efficient the fuel is, the less you’ll use, which plays a role in overall cost.

#### Is propane better than natural gas?

Propane, in general, rates higher on the BTU measure than natural gas. Therefore, even if propane is sold at higher rates than natural gas, the propane burns cleaner and generates more heat with less fuel consumption, thereby potentially giving you lower monthly rates.