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.
True North Energy offers fuel and convenience items through its truenorth branded stores, in addition to supplying fuel to its approximate 200 dealers.
truenorth has an ever-growing foot print with stores primarily located in the Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown markets. The company is blessed with over 1,000 hardworking and dedicated employees and prides itself in being a premier Shell distributor through its fast, friendly, clean convenience stores and dealer network.


True North’s mission is to be our communities’ first choice for premier fuel and convenience retail.  We are committed to continuously improving our guests’ experience through growth, quality operations, and development of people.

The vision of True North is to be recognized by our guests, team, partners, and competitors as an industry leader in fuel and convenience retail.
  • Operate with the highest level of integrity by being honest and fair.
  • Incorporate excellence in all that we do.
  • Embrace diversity by respecting the rights and dignity of all people.
  • Provide for the health and safety of our guests, team, and environment.
  • Reinvest in the communities we serve.
  • Recognize that profitability is essential to our future success.


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!!

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…


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…


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!


truenorth Helping in the Fight Against Cancer

Once again truenorth is partnering with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise support in the fight to cure cancer. We have partnered with LLS for several years now with the Light the Night campaign.  Light the Night is a special experience that takes place on 3 different evenings in cities within our operating…