How to get your gas cylinder refilled in Accra without leaving your house
A handy list of gas cylinder refill companies in Accra
I recently moved into a new Accra apartment and needed to set up a gas cylinder for the kitchen.
Initially, I planned to purchase a brand new cylinder and then find somewhere nearby where I could get it filled, but then I wondered whether there was a convenient service that could handle this chore more efficiently.
After asking around, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there were several services that do exactly this. If you’re looking for a gas cylinder refill service in Accra, here is a handy list of options.
(Please note: I’m not being paid anything for this. To the best of my knowledge I have no connection to any of the companies mentioned here - just sharing my experience for the benefit of others. Additionally, I wrote this blog post in March but only just got around to publishing it now, so some of the information might be slightly stale)
This is the service I ultimately ended up going with, and I highly recommend them. I literally went from having no gas cylinder in my apartment to being completely set up in less than 60 minutes.
This is how it works: Purple Gas gives you a branded Purple Gas cylinder. When you run out of gas, they come by and swap out the empty gas cylinder for another. It costs GHS 99 to get a full 15kg cylinder.
The other thing to know is that they will take something as a deposit for their cylinder. If you already own a cylinder already, they will take that cylinder and return it if you end the service. Otherwise, if you’re like me and don’t have a cylinder in the first place, they take a 15 cedi deposit.
I strongly recommend these guys for several reasons.
The co-founder Lewis Kendah very patiently answered several questions via WhatsApp, and had his team on dispatched to my place literally minutes after our conversation.
They were able to navigate via Google Maps, so I didn’t have the frustrating experience of attempting to direct them over the phone.
At the list minute, I realized that I didn’t have a regulator (the fist-sized thing that goes at the top of the cylinder). It wasn’t a problem - they already have several in the van and I was able to purchase one for 25 cedis.
The very friendly representative brought up the cylinder up three flights of stairs and connected it to my gas stove.
Again, the whole thing from first contact to the set up being complete took less than 60 minutes.
Phone number: +233242439408
A friendly lady picked up my call immediately after the first ring. She explained that while they do offer a gas cylinder swap service, they had temporarily paused taking on new clients. She took my name and number and said they would give me a call when they restart allowing new customers.
I’ve seen their vans around East Legon and team is always sharply dressed. They seem to know what they’re doing, and should be a solid choice when they reopen to new customers once again.
Several happy customers recommended Laurel Gas. I was unable to reach them via their line at +233 55 288 6646. I think it was a network issue - it wasn’t that they didn’t pick up, the call literally didn’t go through.
I left a WhatsApp message, but I had already concluded things with Purple Gas by the time they responded a few hours later.
It appears they service several people who are very satisfied with them, so you should definitely check them out.
Phone number: +233541651651 / +233546225656
I haven’t reached out to them personally, but they were recommended by a friend whose opinion I trust, and their Instagram page seems solid, so it’s worth checking them out.
If you’re aware of any other gas cylinder delivery services in Accra that you’re ready to vouch for, kindly let me know on Twitter and I’ll add them to this list.