Portable Propane

If you use portable propane cylinders for your grill, patio heater, or camper, don’t take them to an exchange cage when they run empty, bring them to Midwest Gas! We provide propane refills and recertifications if your cylinder is expired. We also sell new 20-, 30-, 40- and 100-pound cylinders, forklift cylinders, and assorted sizes of propane fittings and hoses.

Available during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm at 2557 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY, with quick access to I-471 and I-275.



When you refill a propane cylinder at Midwest Gas, you pay per pound of propane, not a flat rate like other companies, which will save you money. Refilling a propane cylinder is typically less expensive than using a propane cylinder exchange like the ones you see at grocery, home improvement, and convenience stores. If you read the fine print, you will see that those cylinders usually only contain 15 pounds of propane, not a full tank, so you end up paying more per pound than when you refill at Midwest Gas. Not to mention, you may be giving back unused propane in the cylinder that you turn in to the exchange cage.


Midwest Gas is one of the few places in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area where you can get your portable cylinders recertified. Propane cylinders are only certified for a period of 12 years after manufacture. If expired, they cannot legally be refilled unless recertified by a qualified propane dealer, who will verify that they meet current safety standards and are safe to fill and use.

To determine if your propane cylinder needs to be recertified, examine the collar, near the valve, for a date stamp. It will show the month and year it was manufactured. If the number reads “7-10,” for example, that means your cylinder was produced in July of 2010. When you bring your tanks to Midwest Gas for recertification, you get another five years of use from that cylinder, saving you the expense of buying a new one.

Safety Tips

When using portable propane cylinders, please follow these recommended best practices for safe transportation and storage.

  • Propane cylinder storage

    Propane cylinders should never be kept inside or in a garage, shed, carport, sunporch, or any other enclosed space.

  • Propane cylinders Outside

    Propane cylinders should be kept outside, away from direct sunlight, upright, and on a dry surface. The cylinder might rust if it the ground under it gets wet.

  • Keep Away from Fire

    Propane tanks should be stored away from open flames and spark-producing devices, such as your grill.

  • Propane cylinder transportation

    If you’re transporting your propane cylinders, make sure they’re standing up. Even if you believe a cylinder is empty, it might still contain enough liquid propane to leak if it’s on its side.

  • Keep out of car

    Don’t leave a cylinder in your car for long, especially in hot weather. It’s preferable to go directly home after getting your cylinder refilled.

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