Santa Energy Heritage

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Santa Energy has always been a leader in providing energy solutions to our customers. Santa’s innovations have impacted the industry and grown our company from a one truck operation delivering petroleum products to neighbor’s homes to a major regional energy supplier.

1940
Stephen and Madelyn Santa start Santa Fuel in Stratford, Connecticut by purchasing a kerosene delivery route from Stephen’s employer Socony Oil Company.

1958
Santa Fuel purchases Mobil Oil’s offices in Bridgeport and moves the business to the new location.

1962
Santa Fuel launches a new wholesale operation, Inland Fuel Terminals, and designs and builds the state’s first unattended, card-operated fuel terminal in Connecticut.

1972
The company purchases Mobil’s barge terminal in Bridgeport, Connecticut giving Santa better control over fuel quality and supply.

1983
Santa significantly expands its commercial oil business by purchasing Bridgeport-based Buckley Brothers.

1989
Santa leads the industry by offering its residential customers a cap pricing option when it introduces what is known today as the Tru-Cap SM price protection plan.

1995
Inland Fuel Terminals expands its operation to Rhode Island and Massachusetts with the purchase of a 22 million gallon cargo terminal in Tiverton, Rhode Island.

1996
Santa successfully works with the Connecticut legislature and Department of Environmental Protection to mandate a reduction in the amount of sulfur in home heating oil. (Santa Fuel exceeds this requirement by selling home heating oil that contains 30% less sulfur than what is required by law.)

1999
Santa begins operating automated commercial fleet fueling stations allowing Connecticut fleet operators convenient locations to fuel vehicles with customized reporting to help them manage their fuel usage.

2005
Santa continues to expand its product portfolio as it begins to offer electricity to commercial accounts.
Santa changes its name to Santa Energy Corporation to reflect the wide-range of products and services it offers its customers.

2015
Inland Fuel Terminals opens a state-of-the-art propane rail facility in Plymouth, Connecticut.
The wholesale propane facility has 540,000 gallons of propane storage, 8 rail car unloading positions and 4 dedicated transport loading stations to serve propane dealers in the Northeast.

Today
Santa Energy Corporation has been in business for over 75 years and is one of the largest diversified energy companies in the New England region – employing nearly 200 people and operating marine terminals and an extensive proprietary delivery fleet. Santa continues to service homeowners in Connecticut but also provides energy solutions to homes in all of Southwestern Connecticut, as well as schools, churches, hospitals, businesses and governments throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont.