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The Propane, Heating and Cooling Company
For the Central Delmarva Region
Poore's Propane Logo
The Propane, Heating and Cooling Company For the Central Delmarva Region

Propane / Fuels

Propane  |  Oilheat  |  Gasoline  |  Diesel  |  Kerosene


Poore's Propane is your propane provider. This versatile fuel offers you year-round comfort, from propane-fired fireplaces and room heaters, to powering appliances like your stove, clothes dryer or water heater, to lighting up your summer with your gas grill, heated pool or hot tub, outdoor heater, or bug-zapping 'skeeter-eater.

Propane Services

  • Delivery / Auto delivery

    You can say "goodbye" to watching your tank level, running out of propane and scrambling for an emergency delivery (not to mention paying hefty surcharges) with Poore's Propane's automatic delivery service. Automatic delivery monitors your propane supply for you, tracks "degree days" to calculate your expected usage, and adjusts for your past fuel needs, so we deliver your propane before you ever realize you've gotten low. However, since some customers prefer to schedule their own deliveries, we're happy to accommodate delivery requests. With our own one million gallon propane storage facility, we'll always be able to deliver.

    To sign up for Automatic delivery, please complete our online credit application, or print out the credit application and mail it to:

    Poore's Propane
    Attn: Credit Department
    PO Box 1000
    Cheswold, DE 19936

  • Sales, Installation, Maintenance

    Our support and service staff is second to none. When you need new equipment, our knowledgeable team will discuss your options and explain the differences between manufacturers and products, to help you find the equipment that best fits your home and your budget. Our service and installation technicians are among the best in the business, and we make sure they are well trained in the latest products and techniques. You can rely on Poore's Propane to keep your equipment running at its best.

Propane Storage

We simplify your propane usage by providing a leased tank that suits your needs, if you need it. (If you own your own tank, we'll deliver to that instead.) When you open your account, we work with you to identify the appropriate tank size and location, then we install the tank with a regulator and connect it.

If you are switching to Poore's Propane from another supplier, we can generally manage the tank transfer with no inconvenience to you. And if any new gas piping is required, our expert team can perform the installation to your specifications at our hourly rate.

Tanks and regulators require periodic inspection and maintenance, and we handle those responsibilities at no additional charge for a leased tank.


The Benefits of Propane

Propane is cheaper than electric.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating a home in the U.S. with propane costs far less than heating with electricity. For 2010, the representative average cost for propane was $24.31 per million btu, compared to $33.70 for electricity. In addition, over time, propane water heaters can cost one-third less to operate and recover water twice as quickly as electric water heaters.

Propane is warmer than electric.

A propane gas furnace heats air to about 130°F to 140°F and operates in short intervals to minimize operating costs. An electric heat pump produces heat below body temperature (98.6°F), so the air actually feels cool when placing your hand in front of a vent.

Propane furnaces last longer than electric heat pumps.

Propane-fueled furnaces last 5 to 10 years longer than electric heat pumps, on average.

Propane is more dependable than electric.

Propane can be stored safely in a tank on your property, while electricity is subject to power outages. Reliable propane works when and where other energy sources don't.

Propane is more versatile than electric.

It can be used to power so many things:

  • your home
  • stoves and ovens
  • hot water heaters
  • fireplaces
  • barbecues
  • hot tubs
  • garages or extra rooms
  • clothes dryers
  • swimming pools
  • "skeeter eaters"

Propane is clean.

Propane has long been recognized as the "green" energy. By using this exceptional energy, homeowners can help cut emissions and protect the environment. Propane is an approved alternative fuel listed in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. Moreover, propane is nontoxic and insoluble in water. Because it is released as a gas, it doesn't spill, pool, or leave a residue.

Propane is safe.

Propane has quite a remarkable safety record, due in large part to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Propane also has built-in safety properties: it won't ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches 940°F. Propane gas is nontoxic and produces minimal emissions, and is not harmful to soil or water.

With propane, what you see is what you get.

While electricity is measured in hard-to-understand "kilowatt hours," propane is measured in familiar "gallons."

Propane is customer-friendly.

With propane, you receive personalized "I'll-be-right-over" service from Poore's Propane.

Please contact us for more information.


Poore's Propane Storage Facilities

Poore's Propane has its own storage facilities with capacities of more than one million gallons of propane and 350,000 gallons of heating oil. Our own bulk storage allows us to stock up when prices are low to keep our costs — and yours — in check, and ensures that we always have an ample supply of fuel to deliver to your home.



Poore's Propane can take care of all your Oilheat needs through our sister company, Service Energy. Heating your home with Oilheat means you're relying on a fuel that is safe, efficient and reliable — and you get the security of knowing all your home heating and cooling needs are protected by our commitment to quality.



Poore's Propane serves filling stations, fueling facilities, generators and individual vehicles with gasoline delivery. We sell regular and mid-grade unbranded fuel at competitive prices with flexible delivery scheduling.

We generally deliver any loads below transport size. Our trucks are metered, so you can determine exactly how much fuel each tank or vehicle receives. If you require a tank, Poore's Propane can provide one.

If you are interested in gasoline delivery from Poore's Propane, please call or contact us today.



Poore's Propane helps Dover area businesses with a full range of delivery options for on-road and off-road diesel. We price our fuel competitively and customize each delivery program to maximize your convenience and productivity.

  • Standing Tanks: We deliver in bulk to tanks with the option of automatic delivery.

  • Job Sites: We help contractors maximize productivity and stay on schedule with expert job site fueling services. We develop a custom fueling plan for each job site, then we deliver and fill on schedule so that workers aren't left waiting. We can deliver to tanks or fuel your construction vehicles directly.

  • Fleet Fueling: Tell us when and where to fuel your vehicles, and we'll be there with the fuel you need.

We offer both summer and winter grades of diesel. The summer grade is thermally stable, containing lubricity and detergent dispersants. It combats injector deposits and excessive wear, and reduces sludge formation that plugs filters. The winter grade contains anti-icing additives as well as anti-gel.

To request diesel delivery, please call us today or contact us.



Poore's Propane is your kerosene supplier for your heating, hot water, and mobile home/camping equipment. Kerosene heaters, camp stoves and lamps will keep you safe and warm wherever you choose to pitch your tent or park your camper. Great for homes, too. Call us for delivery.

Let us tell you more about the fuel products we can deliver to you! Contact us, and then sit back and relax.