Originally Posted by BandJCarm
Where I live, the local refill places charge more to refill an existing 20 lb tank than Lowe's charges to replace it for $17.99. Refill places are all over $21.00........
In some parts of the country, they are indeed all over, There are other areas where they almost don't exist. In some places, the local ordinances make it prohibitively expensive to open a propane filling station. I mentioned to the owner of one in Naples Florida how lucky he was not to have any competition. He responded that he wanted to move to a new location, half a mile away, but the permitting process would cost him $20,000.