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


Congratulations to our Painesville store!

Truenorth raised a total of $70,000 in MDA Shamrock sales!! Our Painseville, Ohio store came in first place raising a whopping $2,710. Pictured above on the left is manager Vickie, on the right is assistant manager Mike and in the middle you will see cashier Chris. Chris himself raised over $1,500 in Shamrock sales!! Thank…


Shell Chase Mobile Pay

On Wednesday, May 18th, Truenorth, Shell Chase Mobile Pay and Windy City Live teamed up to sponsor a live $25 gasoline giveaway for the first 200 cars in line. Held at our newer location in Downers Grove, Illinois. There was a line of cars around the corner waiting for their fill up. Our customers were…


White Glove is coming to an end this week!

May is our yearly White Glove month where our corporate staff, from executives to assistants, go to each store and make sure they are in top notch and up to Truenorth standards! We pride ourselves in giving our customers the cleanest experience every time they walk into a Truenorth stores. In the picture above you…


Gas Cap Testing At Truenorth!

The  City of Toledo Division of Environmental Services and the Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments (TMACOG) have partnered with truenorth to offer the Gas Cap Testing and Replacement Program for 2018.  The purpose of the program is to educate the general public on the importance of a functioning gas cap and its impact on ground…


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…