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    Propane for Barbecues and Camping

    Fire Up Your Grill with a Full Barbecue Tank

    Barbecue Propane TankIs your barbecue tank empty? You can quickly and conveniently exchange an empty, approved tank for a full (20 lb/8 kg), certified tank at Petro-Canada gas stations. At some stations, you may also have the option of refilling your propane tank.

    If your tank is obsolete or damaged, you can start fresh with a new approved propane tank at Petro-Canada gas stations - and leave your old tank behind for disposal, no charge.

    Find a Petro-Canada gas station to exchange your propane tank 
    (select Propane - Tank Exchange, under Alternative Fuels)

    Exchangeable Camping Cylinder

    What makes our camping propane different? The fact that it is exchangeable. Whether you're going camping or to the cottage, stock up and enjoy the good feeling that comes with knowing that your empty cylinder will be recycled when you exchange it for a new filled cylinder.

    Find a Petro-Canada gas station 
    Running On Empty?

    Wouldn’t it be good to know if your barbecue tank is empty before you put the meat on the grill?

    • To figure out how soon your propane will run out, attach a heat sensitive gauge to the side of the tank. Pour hot water on the gauge. A colour gauge will indicate the amount of propane left in the tank.
    • Or you can look at the metal ring on the top of the tank. There are letters and numbers stamped into the metal. Look for "TW" followed by a number. This is the empty weight of the tank. A propane tank generally weighs about 18 to 20 lbs. Put the tank on a scale and if it’s heavier than the TW number, the extra weight is propane still in the tank.