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British Empire Fuels Inc.

Contact: Sheila Whyte
Work 41 County Road 36 P.O. Box 359 Ontario TRENT LAKES O K0M 1A0 Canada Work Phone: 705-738-2121 Work Phone: 1-888-472-6006 Website:


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We are proud to be a local family owned and operated business. With over 50 years of experience, British Empire Fuels is the trusted name in propane, HVAC, and fuel oil delivery in Kawartha Lakes and Trent Lakes.

Established in 1940 by the Ewell family after they immigrated to Canada from England, our company was originally founded as British Empire Coal Supply Co., located in Toronto, Ontario. Renamed British Empire Fuels Inc. in 1960, Bert Ewell, son of the founders, purchased property on Hwy. 36 South in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Mr. Ewell then moved the company to the Kawartha Lakes area in 1967, where he and his wife, Ruth, successfully ran the company for 14 years.

In February of 1981, Ross and Madeline Whyte purchased the successful British Empire Fuels. Mr and Mrs. Whyte have lived in the Kawartha Lakes area their entire lives, and Ross’s vast experience in the heating business helped British Empire Fuels grow and expand their services and offerings for their clients. As the years passed, Ross and Madeline’s sons, Rob and Greg, joined the business, and today they run and operate the business that their parents built. We are extremely proud to be a locally-owned, family-run business.

British Empire Fuels’ Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) experts provide the highest quality furnace, heat pump, and air conditioner installation and upgrades for all of our clients. When you purchase HVAC equipment with British Empire Fuels, you can rely on our qualified technicians to install your HVAC equipment safely and correctly.  Our team of qualified technicians diagnose heating/cooling system difficulties. We are proud to provide our residential and commercial clients with peace of mind. Customer safety and satisfaction are important to us, which is why we offer regularly-scheduled maintenance, fuel protection plans, and 24/7 emergency services to our customers.

British Empire Fuels provides fast, efficient, and reliable fuel delivery services in Trent Lakes,Kawartha Lakes,  and the surrounding area. Our team of qualified delivery technicians specializes in providing residential fuel delivery services and commercial fuel delivery. We deliver propane, furnace oilgasoline, and clear diesel. For your convenience, we also provide automatic fuel delivery, call-in delivery, and on-site Card Lock services.

As a local family owned and operated business we believe in honest, fair, and dependable customer service.