Dodsley Propane reaches deal to join McDougall Energy Inc.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON (October 29, 2021):McDougall Energy Inc. androup ofompanies (“McDougall Energy”)leased to announce it has reached an agreement to acquireDodsley Fuels Ltd. (“Dodsley Propane, a well-established propane distributorand supplierin Tillsonburg, Ontario.

Established in 1954, Dodsley Propane is a family-owned and operated business that is well-known in the community for providing reliable and safe propane products, services, and deliveries to residential customers, commercial businesses, and agricultural clients in Oxford County and the surrounding area.

Dodsley Propane will continue to operate under its family name and management as a Division of McDougall Energy Inc. McDougall Energy has collaborated with the Dodsley Propane family in reaching this agreement, making every effort to ensure that this transition is seamless for employees and customers. Their loyal customer base will continue to be serviced by the Dodsley Propane team in Tillsonburg, maintaining the reputation which has been built over the years.

“We look forward to working with Dodsley Propane as we come together to strengthen the home heat and commercial propane offerings in the region. Dodsley Propane has a strong history in the community and has built a reliable and loyal customer base. Our team at McDougall Energy plans to leverage this reputation to further expand products and service offerings to customers from Brantford to the London area,” says Darren McDougall, President, McDougall Energy Inc. We believe we can add resources to their existing business and look forward to the growth opportunities available in the region. Both McDougall Energy and Dodsley Propane are proud family-owned businesses. We are pleased to support their legacy as they continue to provide customers with essential products and exceptional service.”

Established in 1949, McDougall Energy is a third-generation, family-owned Canadian business headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As one of the largest, most diversified, 100% family-owned fuel and lubricant marketers and distributors in Canada, McDougall Energy has local offices across Ontario and team members in Western Canada. Family values and community-mindedness remain essential to its success and how business is done. Each local office is staffed by team members who live and work in the communities they operate within and are committed to continuing to build and maintain strong customer relationships.

This transaction was finalized on October 29, 2021, with Dodsley Propane becoming a Division of McDougall Energy Inc. During this transition period, there will be no scheduled service interruptions in regions where Dodsley Propane operates. Dodsley Propane staff members, including members of the Dodsley family, will remain with the business and will continue to operate the facilities in Tillsonburg as per usual. Dodsley Propane customers are encouraged to contact their local office or service representative with questions or for more information.

About McDougall Energy Inc.  

McDougall Energy Inc. is a privately-owned, third-generation Canadian family business that has been serving households, businesses, motorists, and wholesale energy customers since 1949. The Company is a trusted distributor and marketer of propane, Esso, and Shell fuel products and lubricants. McDougall Energy offers its products and services across the country with local offices and teams in Ontario and Western Canada. The Company owns a network of Esso and Shell branded retail stations and its own proprietary Pump retail brand. McDougall Energy Inc. has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for ten consecutive years, achieving Best Managed Platinum Member status.

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About Dodsley Propane 

The company that would come to be known as Dodsley Propane was established in 1954 by William Dodsley, a local Imperial Oil agent in Delmer, Ontario. Now operating under its third generation of family ownership, Dodsley Propane provides propane delivery and services to residential, commercial, and agricultural customers in Tillsonburg and the surrounding region. Dodsley Propane is committed to providing safe, friendly, and reliable propane delivery services and associated products to customers. Their team of seasoned professionals strive to provide customer satisfaction, peace of mind, and value. They are a well-respected and valued business in the community, with a longstanding and loyal team and customer base.

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For media inquiries, please contact: 

McDougall Energy 

Gabrielle Sarlo

Corporate Communications Manager

Telephone: 705-206-2658


Dodsley Propane  

Derek Dodsley


Telephone: 519-842-9700