About Us

history-1986
Watt R. Foster, Jr. &
Watt R. “Bobby” Foster

Foster Fuels provides residential, commercial, agricultural, transport, and emergency fuel services.

Established in 1921, Foster Fuels Inc. is a third-generation Foster family-owned-and-operated business headquartered in Campbell County, Virginia, and serving customers in all regions of the United States. Foster Fuels began serving Central and Southside Virginia when L.H. Foster arranged with Texaco to become the area’s first Texaco jobber. He worked diligently to fulfill the petroleum needs of the community. His two sons, L.H. Foster Jr. and Watt Robert “Bobby” Foster continued his work and expanded the family-run business by acquiring other jobbers. In 1960, they started a propane gas distributorship which became one of the largest and most successful in Virginia.

Foster Fuels Inc. continues to grow in the bulk petroleum distribution business by offering first-rate service and sound, competitive prices. They market kerosene, home heating oil, diesel, and gasoline to residential properties, farms, small distributors, and retail customers. In 2003, the transport division added a depot in Montvale, VA, and it continues to experience solid growth. Today, Foster Fuels markets petroleum nationwide and operates one of the nation’s leading emergency fuel delivery companies.

In 2006, Foster Fuels Inc. launched a new revitalized propane division complete with new equipment and retail Hearth & Home showrooms. Foster Fuels offers propane sales and freight delivery to industrial customers of all sizes and to residential customers. It also has full-time service crews that install tanks and appliances for commercial and residential customers. Foster Fuels has the capacity to serve any size customer with reliability, strong customer service, and low prices. Acquisitions of Tate’s Gas Appliances in Danville, VA and Neighbors LP Gas in Brookneal, VA helped bolster propane service territory to most of southern and central Virginia.

Foster Fuels continues to explore new product lines and services, adding renewable fuels to its line of products. It built a state-of-the-art biodiesel injection blending facility with a 30,000-gallon heated biodiesel tank in Brookneal, VA, and offers all blends of biodiesel as well as E85 and E10 Ethanol.

Today, Foster Fuels is in its third generation of Foster family ownership under Watt R. Foster, Jr. Foster Fuels is now moving millions of gallons of product annually and is positioned to handle a wide array of energy needs well into the future. Call 800-344-6457 to learn more.

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