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New Homeowners: Who Owns Your Propane Tank?

Posted: April 13, 2020

New homeowners: Who owns your propane tank?

If you have recently purchased a propane-powered home but haven’t scheduled a propane delivery yet, you may be in for a surprise when you place your first fuel order.

You might think that because you bought a house with a propane tank on the property that the tank belongs to you. But to quote a certain Gershwin tune, “it ain’t necessarily so.”

If the propane tank on your property was leased by your home’s previous owners, that lease carries over to you. In other words, the propane supplier owns the tank, and no company other than that supplier can fill it (this is standard practice in the industry; if you find a propane company willing to fill someone else’s tank without proof of ownership, we strongly recommend that you avoid getting your gas from them).

If you’re not sure if you own the tank or if it is leased, here are three things you can do:

Call to schedule your propane delivery

Once you have your propane tank ownership documents, or we have confirmed that Pioneer is your propane gas provider, we can schedule your propane delivery; as always, you’ll get a FREE pressure and leak test with your first delivery – followed by many years of reliable propane deliveries in Worcester County, MA!

Have questions about a propane tank lease or propane tank ownership? The experts at Pioneer Oil and Propane can help. Whether you are a new homeowner or just looking to change propane companies, we’ll help you find a solution that works for you. Contact us today to learn more.

Please note: At Pioneer Oil and Propane, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our Covid-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep your family and our crews safe and your propane deliveries coming through this challenging time.