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Family Owned

Since 1950

Phone: 704-982-2173

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Propane Service and Delivery

South Central Oil and Propane works to provide quality service and delivery for families and businesses in Stanly County and the surrounding areas.

Propane tank in a garden

South Central Oil and Propane is proud to offer propane supply to residential, commercial and agricultural customers. Our office is located at 2121 West Main St. in Albemarle, NC. We currently supply propane to customers in all of Stanly County; and parts of Cabarrus, Anson, Union, Rowan, Montgomery and Mecklenburg Counties. Our goal is to keep our supply territory within an hour drive of Albemarle so that we may respond in a timely manner to any of our customers’ needs. Our service department will sometimes travel beyond this territory, if the job is substantial.

Click here to set up a customer account.

Click here to get a customer owned tank agreement.

Click here to get a tank and propane purchase agreement.

Propane Cylinder Filling Station

Hours: 7:45 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday – 2121 West Main Street, Albemarle

For customers who use smaller propane cylinders for grilling, portable heaters, forklifts and other tools, we have a Cylinder Filling Station located at our main office. Please stop by Monday through Friday, 7:45 am – 4:00 pm. If you want to ensure someone will be there to fill your tank, please call us before you drive over.

Propane and Natural Gas Piping

At South Central Oil we are able to handle any above or below ground piping from the tank or gas main, including connections to almost any appliances.

Gas services flow chart
Propane pipes at an industrial site
Annual Tank Usage Fees

We understand that no one wants to pay tank rent. We would like to avoid charging it whenever possible. Our goal is to help customers select the appropriate tank size for their propane usage. If a customer purchases the full capacity of their tank in a 12 month period (May – April), they can avoid our tank usage fee. For customers who do not meet this minimum purchase amount, we usually send out tank usage fees of $70-150 in June of each year, fees vary depending on tank size. We publish a rate sheet at our front counter area in the office.

Above Ground Tanks For Sale or Lease

Here are the above ground propane tank sizes we offer for sale or lease:

120 gallon (vertical) –
250 gallon (horizontal)
320 gallon (horizontal)
500 gallon (horizontal)
1000 gallon (horizontal)

** tanks may be hooked together to provide additional storage when necessary

Customer Owned Tanks

One way to avoid the Tank Usage Fee is to own your propane tank. We also offer a discounted price per gallon for any customer who owns their tank. If you purchase a propane tank from us, we will be happy to provide a bill of sale and help with any maintenance on the tank going forward. If a customer wants a tank for a generator, for example, where the propane usage may be low, we highly encourage that customer to purchase the tank to avoid the annual tank usage fee.

Underground Propane Tanks For Sale

We also offer underground propane tanks for sale to customers. We try and stock various sizes of the underground tanks, however, it is best to plan six months ahead to ensure we will have the exact size ready for you. We can offer a turnkey quote to install an underground tank, complete with a dome and lid, anode bags, gas line, tracer wire and all accessories needed for safe and reliable propane supply.

Click here to see an underground tank chart.