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Propane & Petroleum

Propane & Petroleum

According to the EIA, Michigan uses more propane in the residential sector than any other state in the country. An estimated 320,000 Michigan households use propane as their primary heating fuel. Additionally, Michigan relies on petroleum products to meet about 1/3 of its energy needs. Although propane and petroleum prices are not regulated, the MPSC monitors the market to identify irregularities that may result in supply or price disruptions through the Propane Monitoring and Assurance Program (P-MAP). The MPSC publishes the Michigan Energy Appraisal report biannually, detailing Michigan's energy supply and availability.

Michigan Winter 2023/2024 Energy Appraisal

MI Propane Security Plan to Protect Consumers and Michigan's Energy Supply

See the plan overview to learn about the steps the state is taking to ensure Michigan's energy needs are met.
Michigan Propane Security Plan

SHOPP Report

The Energy Security section of the MPSC conducts the SHOPP survey under a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA).  This survey is partially funded by a grant from the EIA. Upon conclusion of the seasonal survey, staff prepares a report highlighting the past heating season – including price trends, significant weather events, and supply disruptions.

This chart summarizes the results of the weekly survey of residential No. 2 distillate fuel oil (home heating oil) and propane prices over the heating season in Michigan. All survey respondents and their individual prices are kept confidential.



Fuel Pricing Complaints

If you have information regarding potential unfair gasoline or propane pricing practices, you may file a price gouging complaint online.

You may also call the Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division at 517-373-1140.

Michigan Energy Assistance Program

Assistance is available for eligible consumers to help pay their utility bills.

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Be Informed

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