With more and more people enjoying the benefits of propane, Lakes Gas offers retailers an opportunity to increase revenue through our Retailer Programs.
To begin the Lakes Gas new customer process, please contact our Sales Department, as they will be familiar with the local codes for your area.
Propane Cylinder Exchange and Refill
ONLY trained and certified employees should attempt to refill their own propane tanks.
Propane Cylinder Exchange
Retailer: Swap and Go - Commercial and residential customers bring their empty 20# BBQ cylinders to your business, where they can exchange them with full cylinders from the cabinet at your location.
Commercial: Quick and convenient, Lakes Gas offers the easy Swap and Go for our commercial customers, on 33 lb. forklift cylinders or 100 lb. cylinders used for temporary heat on construction sites. Simply remove your tank and bring it into one of our locations and swap with a full tank.
Customers will bring their empty propane cylinders to your business, and one of your trained and certified employees will refill it from your Lakes Gas on-site dispenser. You can find Lakes Gas propane dispensers at many gas stations and convenience stores located throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
We partner with retailers to offer on-site propane cylinder filling. We can provide you with the majority of the equipment including:
- Frame-mounted tank - Often referred to as a dispenser, a frame-mounted bulk-fill propane tank has a dispensing control unit attached to it and is usually located at convenience stores and gas stations. These systems fill smaller customer cylinders such as those used for barbecues and R.V. units. Lakes Gas provides and fills these dispensers and trains gas station/convenience store personnel on how to fill D.O.T. approved propane cylinders.
- Pump - Associated with dispensers, the pump is connected to the frame-mounted tank and enables the filling of the portable cylinders.
- Dispensing unit with meter and dispensing hoses - Also associated with the dispensers, the meter, nozzle and hose allow a regulated amount of propane to be pumped into the portable cylinder.
- Local and state permits - Dispensing propane is highly regulated by local and state authorities. When opening commercial dispensing, filling or swapping accounts, Lakes Gas ensures that all local and state permits are acquired and available at both the place of business and in the client folder at that servicing branch.