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Propane Market

Propane Market Size, Share, and Analysis, By Grade (Commercial, HD5, Consumer-Grade, Auto-gas and others), By End Use (Commercial, Residential, Industrial and others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest of the World) And Regional Forecast 2024-2034.

Published on: May-2024
Report Code: FG CHM 01991
No. of Pages: 170-350
Report Format: PDF

Propane Market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% in the forecast period (2024-2034), with the market size valued at USD 91 billion in 2023 and projected to reach USD 197.1 billion by 2034.

Product Overview

Propane, often known as an odourless hydrocarbon gas, is generally produced from natural gas and petroleum refineries. Its flexibility makes it important for a variety of uses, the most popular of which are cooking and heating. In household settings, propane powers gas stoves and water heaters, providing dependable and efficient energy options. Furthermore, propane is used as an auto fuel in areas with limited access to natural gas, offering an environmentally beneficial alternative to standard gasoline and petrol. Beyond domestic use, propane is essential in industrial uses, particularly gas welding and the metal industry. Its common availability and convenience make it a necessary component for both industrial and household applications, adding to its long-term appeal and significance in a variety of fields. 

Market Highlights

Propane Market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period, 2024-2034

Propane Market is anticipated to reach USD 197.1 billion, growing at a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period owing to the rising demand for efficient and better fuels that may consume less energies, with better combustion rates. The extensive use of propane as a cooking, automobile, and industrial fuel helps in maintaining a better Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). Government push and rising awareness toward adapting fuels that promote green initiatives and emit low carbon-related and greenhouse gases that may directly affect the atmosphere have been the major reasons for such better growth. Being cheaper than its renewable counterparts and more widely available makes it a better option for consumers.

Source: Fatpos Global

Propane Market Segmentation

HD-5 variant of propane to dominate the market due to its wide use in Tertiary Sector

Propane Market based on Grade is categorized into Commercial, HD5, Consumer-Grade, Auto-gas and others. HD-5 propane, often labelled as special-duty propane, is the most highly used propane variant among consumers. It is a refined propane variant that consists of more than 95% propane content. HD-5 is categorized as a high-purity variant that offers efficient burning and is cleaner than other alternative fuels with higher emission rates. It is demanded and used in nearly every major industry associated with the tertiary sector due to its being a much safer option for storage. Its wider availability at retailers and stores makes it an attractive option for general consumers. HD-5, being one of the most reliable options, will drive future market growth for the propane market.

Residential use of Propane will drive the market growth due to its major use in Kitchen products and appliances

Propane Market based on End Use is categorized into Commercial, Residential, Industrial and Other segment. Residential consumption of propane accounts for over half of the global market demand. Propane is essential in residential settings for cooking, heating, and various household appliances. Widely regarded as a clean-burning fuel, it is extensively used in water heaters, stoves, and fireplaces. Propane-fuelled stoves provide instant heat for efficient cooking. Homeowners also use propane for outdoor activities like grilling and pool heating. Its convenience and widespread availability make it a common choice among residential owners compared to any of its heating counterparts, which are highly combustible and hazardous. The safety and versatility of propane make it a favoured energy source.  

Source: Fatpos Global

Market Dynamics

Growth Drivers

Increasing Population Growth And Urbanization Will Drive Market Growth Due For Efficient Fuels

Global population growth significantly influences the rising demand for fuels such as propane. The increasing urbanization and infrastructure development in countries like China and India are key drivers behind the demand for more efficient and cleaner cooking and consumption fuels. Governments of major developing nations are actively promoting propane as a prominent fuel due to its cleaner burning properties, which reduce indoor pollution compared to counterparts like coal or wood. Additionally, propane's efficiency in cooking requires less fuel, resulting in significant cost savings. It is readily available compared to other options such as electricity or renewable energy sources. Rising income levels in developing economies further contribute to propane's accessibility as a cleaner energy solution, aligning with the growing global emphasis on sustainability and environmental consciousness.

Environmental Concerns and Promoting Cleaner fuel will offer growth Prospects

The growing use of propane in automobiles and industrial processes is essential for addressing combustion-related environmental concerns. Adopting propane over traditional fuels such as coal, petroleum, and gasoline significantly reduces the release of dangerous pollutants such as dioxides and greenhouse gases. This transition results in a significant improvement in air quality, which contributes to higher Atmospheric Quality Index readings. Propane's character as a cleaner-burning fuel is consistent with global efforts to tackle climate change, making it a popular choice among environmentally aware consumers and businesses. As sustainability becomes a primary focus globally, the increased use of propane offers a significant step toward cleaner and greener energy alternative for a more environmentally friendly future.


Competition from Alternative Renewable Sources and Bio-fuels May Hinder market growth

Renewable energy sources like solar and electricity, as well as biofuels like hydrogen, provide substantial challenges for propane in the energy market. Countries around the world are increasingly prioritizing the less reliance on fossil fuels and aiming to reduce their carbon footprints, which is motivating the gradual expansion of the propane market. Significant developments in the electric vehicle (EV) sector, as well as the adoption of solar power cooking systems, are gaining acceptance globally due to their zero-emission rates, posing a challenge to the propane gas business. As consumers and industry prioritize sustainability and environmental conservation, the demand for cleaner and renewable energy sources grows. This shift away from traditional fossil fuels and toward renewable alternatives poses a serious hurdle to propane's commercial expansion. To remain competitive and relevant in the ever-changing market landscape he propane business must make strategic modifications and innovations.

Recent Developments

  • In 2023, Gazprom Neft, a subsidiary of Gazprom, acquired a 50% stake in the ZapsSibGazprom project in western Siberia, expanding its control over a major propane processing facility.
  • In 2023, ExxonMobil made a significant discovery in offshore Guyana, potentially containing propane along with natural gas. This will help to boost their propane production in the future.
  • Total Energies launched a program to promote the use of renewable propane in France and other European countries, aiming to major carbon footprints and dependence on fossil fuels.
  • In 2023, PetroChina has planned to invest heavily in its propane infrastructure, including building new infrastructure such as new storage facilities and pipelines to expand their distribution network across China and neighboring countries.
  • In 2023, Lukoil is expanding its propane production in Russia by upgrading existing facilities and exploring new production projects in Siberian Region.

Propane Market

Key Players

  • Gazprom
  • ExxonMobil
  • PetroChina
  • Chevron
  • Shell
  • Lukoil
  • Sinopec
  • TotalEnergies
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Oil India
  • EOG Resources
  • Devon Energy
  • Cheniere Energy
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Other Prominent Players (Company Overview, Business Strategy, Key Product Offerings, Financial Performance, Key Performance Indicators, Risk Analysis, Recent Development, Regional Presence, SWOT Analysis)

Regional Analysis

Propane Market is segmented based on regional analysis into five major regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. The Asia-Pacific Region holds majority share of the global propane market with half of the worldwide production and demand coming alone from this region. Factors driving such a rise in demand are the high population growth, increasing demand for cooking gas, government subsidies and expanding industrial demand due to the strong economic growth this region is facing dominantly in countries like India, China and South Kore. Asia-pacific also emerges as the major exporter of propane worldwide.

North American and European Market come in as the second largest regions combine due to majority of countries having colder weather, experience a high demand for propane and other energy solutions from both the commercial and residential sector. Both of these market maintain a stable future growth outlook.  The future positive growth of propane market will depend on how does these regions collaborate and help in meeting the world demand.

Source: Fatpos Global

Impact of Covid-19 on Propane Market

The COVID-19 pandemic had significant effects on the global propane and gas sector. Lockdown limitations reduced demand for commercial and industrial uses, particularly in industries such as restaurants, manufacturing, and hotels. Simultaneously, reduced oil prices pushed companies to sell their products at much lower prices, reducing revenue streams. Supply chain interruptions decreased the issues, stifling expansion during the lockdowns. While the early phase of the pandemic had a severe impact on the market, progressive lifting of limitations resulted in stabilization, and the industry began to demonstrate new positive growth trends. As economies resume and businesses adjust to the new normal, the propane and gas industry is prepared to return, albeit with adaptations to suit changing market dynamics and consumer needs in a post-pandemic market. 

Propane Market is further segmented by region into

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa, and Rest of MENA

Propane Market Scope and Segments:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.3% from 2024-2034


Value (USD Billion)


Main Segments List

By Grade

  • Commercial
  •  HD5
  •  Consumer-Grade
  •  Auto-gas
  •  And others

By End Use

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Others

9By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Propane Market size was values at USD 91 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach the value of USD 197.1 billion in 2034, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.3 % during the forecast period.

Propane is widely referred as an odourless hydrocarbon gas which is extracted from natural gas and petroleum refineries. Propane is used generally as a fuel for cooking, heating, auto-fuel and in manufacturing industries.

The HD5 and residential segment accounted for the largest Propane Market share.

Key players in the Propane Market include Gazprom, ExxonMobil, Petro China, Chevron, Shell, Lukoil, Sinopec, Total Energies, ConocoPhillips, Marathon Petroleum, Oil India, EOG Resources, Devon Energy, Cheniere Energy, Kinder Morgan and Other Prominent Players.

Increased Demand for better fuels which help in saving energy costs and result in low combustion are the main factors influencing propane markets growth.

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