How to Check Your Tank Gauge

Unless you get automatic deliveries, you will need to regularly monitor your tank level to make sure you don't run out.

For Propane Customers

To check the gauge on your propane tank, look for the round dial (it looks like a speedometer) with numbers from 5 – 95. So that propane gas has room to expand with changing temperatures, an above ground tank is considered full at 80% of its capacity. You should call Eastern to request a delivery when your tank is at the 30-40% level or at least 10 days before you would like it to arrive.

GALLONS REMAINING
* Underground tanks are considered full at 85% capacity
Propane Tank Gauge Reads60 gal tank125 gal tank320 gal tank500 gal tank1000 gal tank
80%48100256400800
70%4287.5224350700
60%3675192300600
50%3062.5160250500
40%2450160200400
30%1837.596150300
25%If your gauge reads 25%, call 800-523-5237 to request delivery!
20%122564100200
10%612.53250100

For Oil & Kerosene Customers

Look for your gauge on the top or side of your tank. An oil tank is typically located in the basement and kerosene tanks are located outside the home. Both look like a big black elephant. The gauge will have a bubble that floats a marker to indicate your tank level. Measure your tank level by reading the number next to the top of the marker i.e. full, ¾ or ½ or ¼ or empty. You should call Eastern to request a delivery when your tank is between a ¼ & ½ a tank or at least 10 days before you would like it to arrive.

Learn How To Request A Delivery

Don’t want the stress of worrying to re-order in time? Eastern offers a complimentary Automatic Delivery Service