What is Propane?

  • BTU’s per gallon = 91,547
  • A 500 gallon tank provides 634,032 BTU’s/hour at 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 1 gallon liquid LP = 270 gallons vapor LP
  • BTU’s per CU FT = 2.516
  • Specific Gravity = 1.52

When do I notify Boulden that I’m moving?

You should notify your propane supplier as soon as you know the date of your move. Ideally we will transfer the existing Service and Equipment agreement into the new property owner’s name without interrupting the gas service. If you are on the preferred payment plan, the account will be reconciled and any balances will either be refunded, or billed at that time.

What is a tank reading and what does it accomplish?

A tank reading is a free service provided by Boulden and serves to document the amount and value of the gas in the propane tank at the time of settlement. Because the gas in the tank has already been purchased, the seller will more than likely want to be reimbursed by the buyer at the time of settlement.

Who owns the tank on my property?

Typically propane gas companies maintain ownership and liability of the propane tank. If the property owner has purchased the tank then a copy of the bill of sale should be retained, as this proves ownership. Whoever owns the tank has the responsibility of maintaining it.

Who can fill my tank?

If you own the propane tank, you can call any propane gas company to fill the tank. If a propane gas company owns the tank, then that company is the only one allowed to fill it.

I have a different propane supplier. Can I choose Boulden?

Yes! If you don’t want to stay with the propane supplier who happens to have their tank on the property you’ve just purchased, then simply call Boulden. Usually we can work out a ‘tank swap’ with another propane company and avoid digging up your yard. If a fair & equitable tank swap can be negotiated there is typically no charge to the previous, or new homeowners.

Can I purchase my propane tank?

No. Due to increased insurance and industry requirements, Boulden Brothers Propane no longer sells propane tanks to property owners.

What is the life span of an underground tank?

Underground propane tanks last an average of 20-30 years. The main factors in determining the life span of an underground tank are the quality of installation, the soil type, and if the anode is still active.