1ST Choice Energy Services®

Propane, diesel, gasoline and lubricants for farm, home and commercial needs

1ST Choice Propane

Competitive prices. Dependable service.

Propane is a clean burning, environmentally friendly, cost efficient and reliable source of energy. In fact, the only time most people ever think about propane is when they run out. We have 9 owned bulk storage facilities with supply purchased from multiple points across the region to ensure you have propane when you need it.

Which is why you should consider making Heritage Cooperative’s 1ST Choice Energy Services your trusted propane supplier. We have invested heavily in propane storage facilities, tanks and delivery trucks, to ensure a steady, dependable supply of fuel. Our auto-fill program ensures your propane tank never runs dry. And with a dedicated fleet of delivery trucks and trained, safety-conscious drivers, we can get you propane virtually around the clock.

What’s more, there are no unforeseen service or administrative fees when you buy your fuel from 1ST Choice Energy. We can work within your budget, and offer lock-in rates to get you the propane you need at a price you can afford.

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Propane Tanks

Purchase or Rent:  120, 330, 500 or 1,000 gallon tanks


2020-2021 Propane Program Options

Our goal is to help you manage your heating bill and remove any surprises due to the volatile energy market. For the 2020-21 heating season, choose the propane program that works best for you. We offer a choice of programs with many benefits to match your propane needs.


This program caps your propane price for the gallons to be delivered October–April and you will receive the following benefits:
• Delivery price will be the lower of the current market price or the “maximum price” as specified on the agreement.
• Eligible to enroll in our automatic delivery program to receive additional discounts.
• 300-gallon minimum purchase is required to participate in the Maximum Price Program.
• Upon signing/returning the agreement, you pay an upfront fee, which is equal to the number of gallons you wish to purchase, multiplied by 10¢ per gallon. For example: 500 gallons X $0.10 per gallon=$50.00


This program enables you to lock in a price for your propane delivered from October-April.
• Prepay customers will be enrolled for our automatic delivery program unless notified in writing.
• 300-gallon minimum purchase is required to participate in the prepay program.
• Total amount due will equal the number of contracted gallons multiplied by the prepaid rate plus sales tax.
• Any gallons prepaid and not delivered by April 30 will be assessed


Propane Safety

Propane is a safe fuel source if precautions are taken and safety devices are in place. 1ST Choice Energy makes safety a top priority to give you peace of mind for your family or business. All propane employees attend a monthly safety meeting to receive education and refresher training on safety topics. Each year we send customers safety information by mail. If you do not receive this information, please contact 1ST Choice Energy Services. To further your knowledge on propane and propane safety, see the links below.

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Fuel for Farm. Home. Worksite.

With 12 strategic locations and multiple supply points in the Midwest from Pennsylvania to Missouri, 1ST Choice Energy provides the fuels you need when you need them. We also have 7 unattended fuel stations that are available to serve the customer 24/7, which is a service available to everyone, not just members. 

Our bulk fuel products include:


  • 87 Octane with 10% Ethanol
  • 89 Octane with 10% Ethanol
  • 90 Octane without Ethanol
  • 90 Octane with 10% Ethanol
  • 93 Octane with 10% Ethanol


  • Clear Kerosene
  • Dyed Kerosene for winter operations


  • Premium Select On- and Off-Road
  • Diesel with additives for improved cetane, lubricity and detergency
  • We have a number of tank options available to own or lease.

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Alternative Fuels

1ST Choice Energy offers an expanded product line which includes ethanol, soy biodiesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and propane for powering trucks and school busses. Not only are these products made or gathered here in the United States, but the crops required to produce ethanol and biodiesel are grown by our member-owners, who purchase their inputs through the cooperative. It’s a true win-win for our customers.

We offer: 

  • Ethanol – We have ethanol blender pumps installed at Kenton, Richwood, Mechanicsburg and Urbana. Those pumps allow customers the option of E-10, E-15, E-30, E-85.
  • Soy Biodiesel
  • CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) – Available 24/7 at our Kenton Facility
  • Autogas – Available 24/7 at our Urbana location
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Providing convenient credit for financing your crop inputs.

The Heritage Cooperative Input Financing Program provides financing options for your fall, spring and summer crop input purchases. Our program offers financing rates as low as 2% under prime.


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Here Today. Here Tomorrow.

1ST Choice Energy Services® is the energy division of Heritage Cooperative. With 11 strategic supply locations and multiple supply points, 1ST Choice Energy serves farm, residential and commercial customers in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, western Kentucky, western Indiana, southern Illinois and eastern Missouri.

We’ve made substantial investments in energy infrastructure—including 24/7 product availability at each of our strategic supply locations—as well as a dedicated truck fleet and trained employees who are laser-focused on safety. We have 9 owned supply points, with propane purchased from point throughout the region to ensure you have propane, when you need it.