Sign up for news & specials:

All About Centralized Piped Systems (CPS)

Most propane users have a tank somewhere on the property.  Don’t get me wrong, we love propane tanks.  But did you know that there is another way to get propane to your home or business?  Imagine a virtually tankless propane community. No individual tanks installed at each home, with just one central tank supplying every home.  Over the last decade, many housing communities and business centers are having safe, reliable propane delivered with Centralized Piped Systems, or CPS for short.  In some areas these are called Community Propane Systems.

How does it work?

CPS delivers the versatile fuel through underground pipes, just like natural gas.  Somewhere in the community or business park there is a central tank site that feeds the homes or businesses.  Customers are billed for the propane they use with a meter, like natural gas.  In our CPS brochure, there’s a great picture to show how it works.

Why Homeowners & Businesses Love CPS

There’s a lot to love about CPS.  Here are just a few examples:

  • Like natural gas, propane is warm and comfortable, great to cook with and environmentally friendly.
  • A central storage system means no unsightly propane tank in the homeowner’s yard
  • Automatic delivery to ensure reliable supply.
  • Central delivery to service the entire community.
  • Individual meters ensure the homeowner is billed only for the energy they use.

Contact AmeriGas for More Information

If you’re a builder, business owner or part of a homeowners association, contact Dan Huegel or Jim Zuidema, our CPS specialists, to find out how AmeriGas can help you.  We have over 1,200 CPS installations currently in use across the United States, with dozens more in development right now.  AmeriGas is the best choice for Centralized Piped Systems!

About Andy Hertzog

Andrew has been working for AmeriGas since 2003. For the last five years, he has been a Product Manager, developing strategies and programs for residential and commercial segments.
This entry was posted in Commercial Propane, Residential Propane Bookmark the permalink. Tags: , , , , , , ,


  1. alvaro montoya
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    i need to know if your company install another line to run a stove propane. As a know i used propane for my drier and chimney.i am already your costumer thank you

    • Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

      This is something most of our offices can do. Contact your local office and they’ll be able to help you get the line installed. Click on the “Location Finder” link at the top of the page if you don’t have your office’s phone number handy. Thanks!

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *