A Time-Honoured Local Petrol Business

JOSEPH ÉLIE was created in 1893 in the Montreal neighbourhood of Pointe-Saint-Charles by a 19-year-old man named Joseph Élie. The original business consisted in a wood lot where one could buy coal, wood, hay, feed, and even chickens!

In 1926, Joseph Élie sees the emerging petroleum product market as an opportunity to expand into the oil business.

Over the years, JOSEPH ÉLIE Ltd becomes a prosperous family business. In 1960, Gaston Élie (Joseph’s eldest son), sells the company to the Belgian company Petrofina. In 1981, JOSEPH ÉLIE Ltd becomes the property of Petro-Canada. Following a partial privatization in 1990 that lasted 12 years, the company returns to full Suncor (Petro-Canada) ownership in 2002.

In 2009, Groupe Énergie BDL acquires Joseph Élie but the company remains affiliated to Suncor.

In 2012, the company buys Petro Montestrie, henceforth servicing the Quebec regions of Montérégie and Eastern Townships thanks to its network of strategic petroleum depots, and meeting customer needs in the towns of Granby, Drummondville, Sorel, Valleyfield, St-Hyacinthe and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Since 2016, Groupe Énergie BDL can rely on the adding of Petro Canada fuels for desserving the Greater Ottawa region, the eastern part of Ontario and the wonderful Ottawa valley


Our mission

To be the home comfort services expert and choice supplier of petroleum products, offering the best service in the greater Montreal area.

We are committed to bringing peace of mind by providing efficient energy solutions, as well as quality and environmentally friendly products to all of our residential and commercial clientele. 


Committed to the environment

Joseph Élie is committed to:

  • Reducing its environmental footprint;
  • Carrying out its operations following sound environmental management and conservation practices;
  • Preventing any risk to collective health and safety that may be related to its operations or products;
  • Ensuring its operations meet customer requirements, specific performance standards, government regulations, corporate policy, and applicable industry norms;
  • Ensuring that all Joseph employees and subsidiaries know the quality management and environmental management requirements, and are trained and authorized to meet them, improve processes, and periodically review the company’s performance.