Who We Are

About Us

True North Energy was founded in 1999, through a 50/50 partnership between The Lyden Family (established in 1919) and Shell Oil US.  The Lyden Family has been in business for 99 years with the third and fourth generations presently at the helm …… and the fifth generation… we’ll see?!
True North Energy retails fuel and convenience items through its truenorth branded stores (now totaling 112), in addition to providing fuel to its approximate 200 dealers.
truenorth is blessed with over 1,000 hardworking and dedicated employees and prides itself in being a premier Shell distributor through its convenience and dealer network.

truenorth Energy is a regional convenience retailer offering premiere, branded products, services, and facilities. Our strategy is to be in growth markets where we have the expertise and ability to manage profitably.
We value our employees and provide the opportunity for growth and development in a safe, productive work place. We also recognize our obligation to be responsible corporate, civic, and industry citizens.
 truenorth Energy is an industry leader recognized by its employees, customers, suppliers and competitors as being a benchmark in the field of convenience retailing.
INTEGRITY – Be honest and fair
RESPECT – Acknowledge the rights and dignity of all people
PROTECTION – Safeguard the safety and health of our employees and protect the environment
CUSTOMER/VENDOR RELATIONS – Be mutually beneficial, pro-active and respectful
QUALITY – Incorporate excellence in all we do


September – Blood Cancer Awareness Month!

The month of September is Blood Cancer Awareness month and truenorth has partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to bring awareness and raise funds. Last year we raised a total of $90,000 and we are ready to knocked that outta the park with this years donations! Stop into any truenorth store and purchase a $5…


GRAND OPENING – Independence Store!!!

Today is the day! Our Independence, Ohio location has opened up for service. This beautiful 3,200 square foot store brings you all the necessities, from fueling up your car to fueling up your belly….and more! Located right on the corner of Brecksville Road and Rockside Road, it is just minutes away from the freeway. Thank…


GRAND OPENING – Troy Store!!!

Just in time for the holidays!! Come check out the complete scrape and rebuild of our brand new Troy, Ohio location. Now 3,500 sq. feet, this store has expanded not only in square footage but also in its fountain, coffee and food offerings. It is located right off of I-75 so stop on in to…


GRAND OPENING – Boardman Store!

The beauty has arrived. One of our Boardman locations has gone through a transformation and is looking pretty and clean! Not only has it got the looks but it is equipped to satisfy your everyday needs. Need some gas? Stop on by. Hungry? No worries, we got you! Looking to quench that thirst? We have…


Jefferson Lottery Winner!

Congratulations to Robert Hites and wife Mary who bought their winning Ohio Lotto ticket at our Jefferson, Ohio location! They received a winning of $1.6 Million dollars from Twenty 20’s Progressive Jackpot! Wishing you all the best. Stop into your nearest truenorth to purchase your winning ticket!


Cause an Effect

Make eating a selfless act by joining Chipotle for a fundraiser in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Just come into any Ohio Chipotle on Thursday, February 15 from 10:30AM to 10PM. Pull up this event on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to make sure 50% of the…


From Transformations to Complete Rebuilds….

From transformation to complete rebuilds, you can say we have been busy. Over the past five years we have transformed or rebuilt over 25 truenorth locations, and this year is no different. Within the first quarter of 2018 we have opened up four remodeled locations…two of the four in the last two weeks. Our Mayfield Heights,…