UPI Energy LP

UPI Energy LP

March 17, 2011 13:16 ET

UPI Energy LP Celebrates 20 Years

GUELPH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - UPI Energy LP ("UPI") proudly announces their 20th Anniversary! Since 1991, UPI has provided exceptional quality petroleum, propane, and lubricant products and services to customers across rural Ontario. On an annual basis, UPI markets more than half a billion litres of petroleum, propane, lubricants and energy related services province-wide.

UPI is renowned for pioneering province wide-marketing of Ethanol-blended gasolines in the early nineties. In 2001, UPI opened its first EnviroStation™, a modern, cost effective, above ground storage and dispensing retail gasoline outlet. In 2003, UPI became the first in Ontario to retail biodiesel to the agricultural community with the introduction of DIESEL3000™, a blend of methyl ester produced from soybean oil and UPI's high quality conventional diesel fuel. The launch of E85 in January 2007, a blend of up to 85% ethanol for use in Flex Fuel vehicles, brought UPI the acclaimed status of being the only energy provider in Canada retailing the fuel to motorists.

In March 2004, UPI expanded their lubricant operations with the acquisition of CASE 'N DRUM OIL Corporation™. Later that same year, the company grew with the acquisition of Damar Fuels, an independent petroleum business which operated in Elmira. 

UPI Energy LP's petroleum, gas bar and cardlock network experienced further expansion with the addition of Ed Taylor Fuels in Cambridge, in 2007, and most recently in June 2010, with Sylvite Fuels & Lubricants in Putnam and Beselaere Fuels & Lubricants in Delhi.

When asked about the key to success, Robert Sicard, UPI's President and CEO said "Our success is attributable to the commitment of our shareholders Suncor Energy Products Inc. and GROWMARK, Inc., our Agricultural Co-operative partners, our loyal customers and most of all our dedicated staff."

"Over the years, we have brought the farmers of Ontario Ethanol blended gasolines as well as biodiesel. In addition to helping build markets, we have developed programs to help fill the energy needs of today's farms" says Sicard. "Our farm customers have supported us with their loyalty and commitment to our brand of energy products and lubricants, and for that we thank them!"

In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, UPI will be hosting special events in selected communities throughout the province. 

To learn more about UPI, visit their website at www.upienergylp.com.

Contact Information

  • UPI Energy LP
    Dianne Kennedy
    Manager, Corporate Events and Public Relations
    519-821-2667
    dkennedy@upi.on.ca