Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy made the decision to suspend disconnects, waive late fees and offer special payment plans to assist our members and customers during this difficult time. While the decision had already been made to extend these special circumstances until August, Gov. Cooper issued a new Executive Order 142 on May 30 outlining the same timeline. We encourage everyone (including Flexpay members) to continue paying your energy bill to avoid a large balance at the end of this crisis. Call us at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan.

Propane Tanks

Whether you're looking to buy a 20 lb propane tank for your gas grill or a 1,000 gallon propane tank for your home, Blue Ridge Energy is here for you. We offer a range of propane tank sizes to best suit your needs:

  • 20 lb. propane tank

  • 30 lb. propane tank

  • 40 lb. propane tank

  • 100 lb. propane tank

  • 100 gallon propane tank

  • 250 gallon propane tank

  • 325 gallon propane tank

  • 500 gallon propane tank

  • 1,000 gallon propane tank

Depending upon the tank size, you can expect to pay between $500 and $2,000 for the larger propane tanks. Additional charges apply for an underground tank installation. We also sell fuel oil tanks and stands. Please contact your local Blue Ridge Energy office for pricing and installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can my tank be installed?

    We strive for timely service and are continually scheduling installations. However, installation times will vary depending on the time of year you request your tank installation. Summer installations can often be scheduled within one or two business days while winter installations may take as long as three or four weeks. A Blue Ridge Energy service technician will contact you to determine a convenient day and time when your tank can be installed.

  • How far from the house or adjoining property must a propane tank be installed?

    Per NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code:

    Above Ground Tanks

    Note 1: Regardless of its size, any ASME container filled on site must be located so that the filling connecting and fixed maximum liquid level gauge are at least 10 ft from any external source of ignition (e.g. open flame, window A/C, compressor), intake to direct-vented gas appliance, or intake to a mechanical ventilation system.

    Note 2: Refer to 3.2.2.2(d) in NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code.

    Note 3: This distance may be reduced to no less than 10 ft for a single container of 1200 gal (4.5 m3) water capacity or less, provided such container is at least 25 ft from any other LP-Gas container of more than 125 gal (0.5 m3) water capacity.

    Underground Tanks

    Note 1: The relief valve, filling connection, and liquid fixed maximum level gauge vent connection at the container must be at least 10 ft from any exterior source of ignition, openings into direct-vent appliances, or mechanical ventilation air intakes.

    Note 2: No part of an underground container shall be less than 10 ft from an important building or line of adjoining property that can be built upon.

  • Do I have to pay all at once?

    Customers can pay in full or take advantage of our budget billing program that allows you to spread payments over a 12-month period. Contact our office to review the budget billing program requirements.