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The Glacial Plains Cooperative energy


The Glacial Plains Cooperative energy team is well known for providing superior service and delivering propane and high quality Cenex® gasoline, diesel fuels and lubricants at competitive prices.

You can depend on us to keep your farm or business operating smoothly, your vehicles and equipment in top condition, and your home comfortable – all while placing a solid emphasis on customer and employee safety. We also service and sell energy equipment, including storage containers and pumps.

Read on to learn more about our energy products and services, or contact a Glacial Plains energy team member with questions. We are happy to assist you in any way possible and answer any questions you may have.


As a leading propane provider in West Central Minnesota, you can count on Glacial Plains Cooperative’s timely propane delivery service to keep your home warm in the winter and outdoor activities fueled in the summer.

We also offer complete propane delivery, sales and service for our commercial and agriculture customers:

Home Heat

We offer the following options for our home heat contracts:

  • Prepaid in full.
  • Paid 1/3 down with balance due at a later date.
  • The budget program, which calculates a monthly cost based on your previous usage.
  • Our Scheduled Delivery program, in which our drivers track your usage based on weather conditions and patterns to better serve you.
Crop Drying

Contracting for dryer gas can be pre-paid in full or 8 cents per gallon pre-paid. We also have the ability to service those who are able to take a transport load, and we offer temporary tank sets for construction or others requiring a temporary heat source.

Propane Safety

When proper safeguards are observed, propane provides a safe, efficient and reliable way to heat your home or business. We’re glad that you selected Glacial Plains to deliver propane to your property; your safety and well being is very important to us.

Read below for some general safety tips concerning your equipment. For any questions on the properties of propane or propane safety, you can visit or contact an energy team member. We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have.

Through years of research and practice, the propane industry has identified three things that are critical to keeping you safe:

  • Don’t let a tank run out of propane. If the tank does run out, it is imperative to perform a leak check before returning the tank to service. Replacing regulators and performing leak checks takes time, so we encourage you to either use our Scheduled Delivery program or monitor your tank level so it doesn’t run out of fuel.
  • Perform a leak test on the propane system once every 5 years even if there are no indications of a problem or leak. Our drivers can provide this service, and they will discuss necessary repairs (and the estimated charges) with you before performing any work.
  • Replace all regulators when they reach the manufacturer’s recommended replacement age. Many manufacturers recommend replacing a propane regulator after 15 years. Keeping them in service past this point presents a safety risk, even if they still seem to be working fine.

Our drivers will contact you to schedule a time to perform regulator replacement (or any other necessary work) on your propane system. If you have a time that you would like the work performed, please call your driver to schedule. Thank you for your business and we look forward to many more years of servicing your account.

Regulator Purpose

The propane gas regulator is one of the most important parts of a propane gas system. The regulator not only acts as a control regarding the flow and distribution of propane but also as a safety barrier between the high pressure of the tank and the end use appliance(s).

Propane tank pressure can range from under 10 psig to over 200 psig. Residential applications will generally require 11 inches water column (amount of pressure required to push a column of water up 11 inches in a manometer, or about 6.3 ounces per square inch) and the regulator compensates for these pressure differences in the tank to supply a steady flow of required pressure to the household appliances. In summary, the purpose of a propane regulator is to "bottleneck" the propane down to a safe and usable pressure.

People don't realize that buying a LP gas regulator from a friend or an internet site will more than likely result in wasted money. Regardless of what one may think, regulators aren't all the same and an improper regulator or faulty LP gas regulator installation means the entire installation does not meet code and is unable to be serviced until fixed. Keep in mind that replacing the regulator means interrupting the flow of gas and a leak check is required before the gas can be turned back on. Don't put yourself in danger by attempting to buy and install your own regulator. Call your propane company or a licensed LP gas plumber. It will be safer and cheaper in the long run.

Regulator Protection and Replacement

Like any part of a propane system, the regulator needs to be protected. Protecting a regulator, for the most part means keeping it covered. Regulators are generally found under the tank dome or if installed outside the dome, they will have the vent pointed down. The vent is pointed down to prevent rain, ice and debris from entering the regulator. The vent should have a screen that keeps insects out of the regulator, as some insects will make a nest in a regulator that's missing its protective vent screen.

Regulators have internal moving parts that are subject to wear and tear, so the regulator needs to be replaced after some time. Propane companies can tell consumers when the regulator needs to be replaced due to age or malfunction and the consumer needs to take this advice seriously. The industry norm is 15 years before a regulator needs replacement, while some regulator manufacturers recommend replacement every 25 years. If any regulator has ever been under water, such as on an underground propane tank, it needs to be replaced immediately. One very important fact to point out is that although propane regulators may be adjusted by licensed propane professionals, they are not repaired or subject to repair. They are replaced.

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Premium Diesel

Premium Diesel

As a licensed Cenex® distributor we carry their branded premium fuel line which includes Cenex RoadMaster XL®, Ruby FieldMaster® and WinterMaster® diesel fuels. Each of these are premium fuels that contain the seven ingredient additive package exclusive to Cenex fuels.

Learn more about additive packages here:

Automated Fuel Delivery

Automated Fuel Delivery

The Glacial Plains fuel monitoring system is very beneficial for everyone! It allows you to pay for your fuel as you use it instead of tying cash up in a delivery that you aren't going to use. Using this consumption billing also adds a layer of risk protection by billing based on price averages rather than spot prices so you don't get stuck paying full price during a price spike.

24-Hour Cenex®  Fuel Stations

24-Hour Cenex® Fuel Stations

We have fuel stations located in Benson and Milan. Both of these stations carry premium Cenex® gasoline and diesel fuel, which can be purchased with your Cardtrol Card or any major credit cards 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Benson C-Store
1020 Atlantic Ave.
Benson, MN 56215
320-843-3999 Ext. 1

24-7 Fuel Station
Intersection of MN
Hwy 40 and US 59
Milan, MN 56262



As a Cenex® distributor, Glacial Plains Cooperative has access to the full line of Cenex® lubricants. This product line covers everything from industrial hydraulic fluids, heavy-duty diesel engine oils, tractor fluids and more.

These products are available as packaged products, while a few of the more common fluids are available in bulk, as well. Looking for a grease? We can handle that, too. We can also outfit your operation with a bulk tote system. All of our Cenex® Lubricants are now located at our Benson Agronomy/Energy office. Call us at 320-843-4820 to place your order.

Not sure which lubricant is right for your application? Give us a call or visit and use the equipment lookup tool under the lubricant tab.



Cenex® offers customers a unique and very valuable benefit in its Cenex Total Protection Plan Warranty.

When you exclusively use Cenex Ruby Fieldmaster® Premium Diesel Fuels and Cenex lubricants together, you can get up to 10 years or 10,000 hours of engine and transmission coverage for a wide range of agricultural equipment.

With the variety of components being covered through your machine, it gives the peace of mind knowing you are covered. Click here to learn more about the protection plan program and register your equipment.



As fuel ethanol has gained popularity amongst drivers, Glacial Plains Cooperative has found the need for an affordable yet consistent fuel formulation.

E-85 doesn’t necessarily have the same percentage at any given retail outlet, nor is it guaranteed to be the same from batch to batch. We have seen the ethanol percentage in E-85 range from 71% to 86%. Racers prefer a consistent formulation, which is why we’ve blended, drummed and distributed E-98 Racing Fuel since 2003.

We work with CVEC, a local ethanol plant, to provide a consistent blend of E-98 to meet your performance needs. There are still racers who get E-85 from the gas station pumps and find that the percent of alcohol changes on a regular basis. We blend our E-98 Racing Fuel so that you can dyno your motor with one of our drums and will receive the exact same product in every drum you receive from us.

Our product has been used by car manufacturers, fuel pump builders and motor builders, as well as for drag racers and modified racecar drivers.

Ethanol runs cooler than typical racing fuel, gives off less polluting emissions and is safer for those handling the product. If you’re curious about the amount of toxic products in the race fuel you currently use, just read the Material Safety Data Sheet that accompanies it.

We have wholesale and retail pricing. Please call to check for availability. Call Hank at 320-843-4820 x 1211 or (320) 760-9524 to find out how E-98 Racing Fuel can help put you in the winners circle.

Energy Team

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