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


Cavs Champions Visiting Truenorth

Our Cavs Champions, JR Smith and Mo Williams, visiting their neighborhood stores! We don’t blame them for wanting Fast, Friendly and Clean service. Who else can you find at our stores? Snap a pic and send it our way!!

Employee of the Quarter!

What makes a work place enjoyable? It’s always important that you give your employees a place they enjoying coming to every day. Thanks to some of our Store Mangers, they do just that. Victor Haynes, at our 407 – Gates Mills location started a program for his employees of Employee of the Quarter. It’s a…


$4 Million Winning Lotto Ticket!!

What better way to start a day than to buy a winning lottery ticket? Hard to beat, right? Saturday, August 13th a lucky truenorth customer was sold a winning $4 million Illinois 100x The Cash instant ticket by our cashier Tyler at our Naperville, Illinois location. Let me repeat that… $4 million winning ticket! Pictured above you will…


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…