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Personal service is what Core Fuels Ltd and Red Cap Propane Ltd are all about — it has to be, when our family name is on every delivery truck. A simple promise, from our family to yours: We’ll be there when you need us — quality products and great service at a fair price.

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For more than 45 years, the Core family has served our Ontario neighbours by providing quality fuels and exceptional service to our residential, commercial/industrial, and agricultural fuel and gas customers.

From propane and heating oil delivery and services for your home to a full range of commercial fuels and lubricants for your farm or commercial site, we have everything you need to keep your family warm and comfortable and your business up and running smoothly.

Our history

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Paul Core, who had owned and operated Peel Ice and Fuels Ltd. in Brampton, Ontario, with his brother Lionel, moved to Stratford and took over Core Petroleum Ltd. Paul and his wife Mary Lynn ran the business for 20 years, making it prosperous.


James and Kevin Core, who had grown up in the family business in the 1980s, opened Core Fuels Ltd and built a shop at 219 Lorne Avenue East. Core Fuels Ltd grew by continuing to offer the same business values.


Scott Skinner was hired as a driver. Scott quickly learned the business and takes over logistics for the company.


Steve Culliton was hired as sales and credit manager. He brought along with him a strong work ethic and a commitment to customer service.


Together with Scott and Steve, the group established Red Cap Propane Ltd, offering bulk propane to the residential, commercial and agricultural sectors.

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Red Cap Propane expanded through a partnership with Dave Moore Fuels in Exeter, Ontario, adding Lambton, Middlesex, and Huron Counties to its service area.


Core Fuels Ltd and Red Cap Propane Ltd continued to expand their territory, opening an office in Alma, Ontario. Later in the year, a second Card Lock location was opened at 117 Huron Street in Embro.


Core Fuels Ltd purchased the fuel division of S.T. Loveys Ltd, of Hickson, Ontario. We continue to honour Loveys’ commitment to our saying “Quality products and great service at a fair price.”


Core Fuels Ltd expanded the Stratford Card Lock location to include natural gas (CNG), propane and diesel exhaust fluid. Later that year Red Cap Propane installed a bulk loading facility in Bornholm, Ontario.


Core Fuels Ltd installed its own bulk loading facility in Stratford, Ontario, to better supply and serve its customers.


New full service Alma location opens at 6976 Wellington Rd 7, Alma Ontario.
Core Fuels Ltd/Red Cap Propane welcomes Waterloo County Propane to the family!

Our Team

We take great pride in how we’ve progressed the company from the day it was founded to what it is today. Our core team consists of highly skilled professionals with a larger team supporting them, and we have proudly served our Ontario neighbors for more than 50 years, and most of our clients have become returning clients.

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Learn more about available positions.

Service Area

From home propane and heating oil delivery to commercial fuels, lubricants and more, we have everything you need to keep your family comfortable and your business productive.


219 Lorne Ave. E.
Stratford, ON
N5A 6S4

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: 519-272-0090
Toll Free: 800-661-2673


6976 Wellington Rd 7
Alma, ON
N0B 1A0

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: 519-513-4514
Toll Free: 800-661-2673


165 Avenue Road
Cambridge, ON
N1R 7Z1

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: (519) 622-3720

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