Downeast Energy: A company with community roots

Downeast Energy began as Brunswick Coal in 1908.

Downeast Energy history

DOWNEAST ENERGY started as Brunswick Coal, which began selling coal and firewood in 1908. In 1931, Allen Morrell bought the company and shortly thereafter added "& Lumber" and expanded the business to include heating oil, propane and building materials. In the 1950's his two sons, Bob and Dick, joined him and continued to grow the business. Though partners in all aspects of the business, Bob focused on building materials and Dick focused on heating and petroleum products.

A century of steady growth in delivering fuel and providing services.

The company expanded over the years through internal growth and acquisition of other small companies. Currently, there are 12 heating fuel and equipment operations throughout Maine and New Hampshire. In the 80's Downeast added wholesale and retail gasoline to the product mix. After operating a wholesale gasoline division and 23 Puffin Stop convenience stores for 20 years, the entire motor fuels operation was sold in late 2001.

In 2010, Downeast Building Supply was sold to allow us to focus more on our primary business of energy delivery. As a member of the Superior Plus family of energy companies, we have the continued resources to support our growth and fulfill our commitment to provide the highest level of service to our customers.

We operated Downeast Building Supply providing top quality service and products to contractors and homeowners from our location in Brunswick. In May, 2010, this division was sold.  More recently, in May 2012, Downeast Energy merged with NGL Energy Partners of Tulsa, OK.


Run by a terrific team

A team of almost 350 employees work around the clock to provide over 60,000 customers with heating oils, propane and equipment throughout Maine and New Hampshire.

After 100 years, Maine and NH customers still come first

One thing that hasn't changed in over a century is our commitment to our customers. Getting the job done quickly is second to doing it safely and well. We are committed to our employees and to the communities in which we live and do business. DOWNEAST ENERGY will never outgrow the fast, friendly, reliable service for which we've always been known.