Coloma Lotus Propane Co-Op

March 10, 2021 Update

As you may know, Amerigas experienced significant challenges last winter. However, things are looking up! Our co-op has the attention of Amerigas' executive leadership, as well as local and regional management. Thother, they are fully committed to solving our issues.

Toward that end, we are auditing all accounts and providing refunds for any erroneous billing. In additoin, delivery staffing has been increased and a local team is in place to assist.

Thank you for your patience during this transition. The co-op is going strong, saving each of our 300+ members hundreds to thousands of dollars every year. And finally, the co-op is now once again open to new members!

Tired of Paying too Much for Propane? Join the Coloma-Lotus Propane Co-op!

Why Join?

When you call a propane company for pricing, they typically offer a low, introductory price to gain your business. After that, the price rises, and people often end up paying exorbitant amounts for propane. It's the game many propane companies play and is what led to the formation of this group back in 2005.

As a co-op member, your price is based upon a fixed margin over the price Amerigas pays for its propane; this cost is independently published by the refinery.

Membership is free and our pricing is the lowest year-round pricing you'll find anywhere!

Click HERE to join

Pricing Structure

Residential Rate:    .59 over refinery cost; no tax
Business Rate:        .50 over refinery cost; plus tax
*business owners' residence qualifies for the business rate with no tax
Friends & Family Rate:  .98 over refinery cost; plus tax & fees

Real-Time & Historical Pricing

Click Here, select “Fuel Posting for Delivery Week of”, select the time period in question, and refer to the pricing for TARGA – SAN FRANCISCO. Add .59 / .50 to that price to get the co-op rate.

Note: pricing is based upon the billing date, not the day you call. Pricing may vary slightly, i.e. a few cents one way or the other.


No Add-On Fees

Haz-mat, fuel recovery, and will-call fees are waived for Co-Op members, an additional savings of ~$20 per delivery!

*Friends and Family members' fees not waived.

-Free Change Out -- Free Tank Rental

-Amerigas will perform a safety inspection, change out your existing tank and transfer the gas at no charge.

- Tank rental is free the 1st year, and free thereafter as long as you use 1.5x the tank capacity within the rental year.

- Without minimum usage, the tank rental fee is $45.00 + tax per year per tank, regardless of size.

-Routed or Will-Call -- Leased or Owned Tanks

Routed or will-call service is available; customer-owned tanks qualify.

Note: Routed service is highly recommended. If you require a will-call, contact Amerigas when your tank reaches 30% as delivery may take 2+ weeks. High fees apply for emergency services.


Residents and businesses physically located in Coloma, Lotus, or the greater Coloma-Lotus valley (see map below) are eligible to join.

Those outside of the co-op boundaries are eligible for the "Friends and Family" rate of .98 over cost; fees apply. You must be referred by a co-op member to qualify for this rate.

Referral credits are not available to co-op members.


From the intersection of H49 and Gold Hill Road, continuing west to Luneman Road ending at Monty Mine Trail, following the South Fork of the American River north to H49, following H49 east including Bacchi Road, continuing north to the intersection of Marshall & Prospector Roads, midway down Hancock Rd to Johnston Creek to the intersection of Bayne Road & Toad Rd, crossing the river back to the intersection of Gold Hill Rd and H49, including the Riverwood community.

Here is a map of our Boundaries

How to Sign Up

Click Here to join. You should receive an immediate email confirming receipt of your application. Within the following week, you should receive an email from the  Co-op Manager. If you don't receive these emails, contact colomalotuspropane at gmail dot com.

Contact Info

Amerigas -
Customer Service:  800-263-7442 (not including billing issues)
Emergency Fills:  816-635-3440
Gas Leak / Emergencies:  800-805-0659
Billing Issues:
contact Co-Op Manager; see below

Co-Op Manager 
Janet Maineri: colomalotuspropane at gmail dot com
Note: Amerigas Customer Service cannot answer questions specific to the co-op.

Billing Issues: If you have billing issues, email the Co-Op Manager with all of the following info:  Name, Service Address, Account #, Delivery Date, Price Per Gallon Charged, Correct Price Per Gallon.

Do not request billing adjustments without first confirming co-op pricing, per the instructions under "Pricing", above.