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11/01/2021

McDougall Energy grows its base

Kelly Gray
Editor, Octane
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McDougall Energy continues to expand its footprint with two recent acquisitions. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.-based company announced last week it had entered into agreements to acquire the business interests of Dowler-Karn Limited in St. Thomas, Ont., as well as Dodsley Fuels Limited of Tillsonburg, Ont.

The Dowler-Karn deal is anticipated to close in the first quarter of 2022, pending final approval from government regulators and subject to customary closing requirements. The Dodsely Fuels transaction was finalized on October 29, 2021, with Dodsley Propane becoming a Division of McDougall Energy Inc. Dodsley Propane staff members, including members of the Dodsley family, will remain with the business and will continue to operate the facilities in Tillsonburg.

Dowler-Karn is a family-owned fuels, propane, and lubricants distributor, supplying products to customers across Ontario. They are pioneers in propane distribution and storage facility construction. With more than 78 years in business, Dowler-Karn services over 18,000 residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial customers from eight fuel, propane, and lubricant plants and nine 24-hour fuel access centres across Southern Ontario.

Established in 1954, Dodsley Propane, like Dowler-Karn and McDougall Energy, is another family-owned and operated business. Today it 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.

Speaking about the transaction, McDougall Energy president Darren McDougall states, “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. 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.”

Launched 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.