Refill Propane Tank vs Blue Rhino Exchange in 2020
Thu Nov 05, 2020, last updated Thu Mar 24, 2022 - Jim Deibele
There’s an excellent article that goes deep into the specifics of refilling your tank versus just exchanging it for a different Blue Rhino tank.
The article was written in 2013 but pretty much everything holds up. The price of propane has actually gone down in 2020 to less than $2/gallon
Basically it comes down to this:
Do you want to refill your tank and save
Would you rather go to a nearby store and just exchange tanks?
See my article on old propane tanks for more on the topic.
- Blue Rhino is the dominant tank exchange company in Portland, available at Walmart, Lowes, Kroger, Walgreens, etc. The only other company that I’ve seen is AmeriGas at Home Depot.