About Us

Brief History

The Past in Perspective

Our past plays an integral part in how we approach the future, and the common thread that weaves through McDougall Energy’s storied history is family.

The McDougall name is the face of our business. We are dedicated to maintaining the same excellence in service and customer satisfaction that three generations of family have built since 1949.

We look forward to a future full of new possibilities where our values continue to reflect our history.

The timeline below illustrates the journey that marks where we are today. Building trusted relationships have been the foundation of our success from the very beginning. Each acquisition, maneuver, or strategy was a decision made with integrity and our Core Values in mind.

Recent History


On February 28, McDougall Energy acquired Dowler-Karn Limited of St. Thomas, Ontario. This deal further expands McDougall Energy’s footprint across Southwestern Ontario, complementing its current residential and commercial fuels, propane, and lubricant customer base. Dowler-Karn will continue to operate under its family name and management as A Division of McDougall Energy Inc.

McDougall Energy requalifies as a Platinum Club member with Canada’s Best Managed Companies, having retained its designation consecutively since 2011.


McDougall Energy acquires Rosen Energy Group Inc. of Kingston, Ontario, expanding its footprint in this new region for home heat and business customers, including Kingston, Gananoque, Greater Napanee and the surrounding area. Rosen Energy now operates under the McDougall Energy brand as its Kingston office.

McDougall Energy acquires Vieira Fuels of Hamilton, Ontario, expanding its existing customer base for fuel distribution and heating services in Hamilton, Niagara, and surrounding regions. Vieira customers are now being serviced by the McDougall Energy brand with local technicians and delivery vehicles from offices and hubs located in Hamilton, Burford, and St. Catharines.

McDougall Energy acquires Dodsley Propane of Tillsonburg, Ontario, expanding its existing propane distribution to residential, commercial, and agricultural customers in the region. Dodsley Propane will continue to operate under its family name and management as a Division of McDougall Energy Inc.


McDougall Energy moved its Sudbury operations facility and office to a new location in Lively, Ontario, with nearly double the space and added convenience, benefiting customers and partners.

Awarded Business of the Year from the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.

McDougall Energy finalized an agreement that welcomes Edward Fuels Limited ("Edward Fuels") and associated companies, including Manitoulin Fuels and Petroline Petroleums ("Petroline") to the family. Edward Fuels is a multi-channel distributor and marketer of Shell™ branded products, and a Shell Branded Wholesaler with the ability to offer the Shell brand to third party Retail sites.


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