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Some of our customers may have already spotted one of our propane delivery vehicles, also known as a bobtail, covered in pink. McPhail Fuel Company recently added a pink truck to our fleet in support of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization to help battle breast cancer.


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McPhail Fuel Company is trying to make it as easy as possible for you to become a customer. Learn more about our “Easy Switch Program” for new customers.



McPhail Fuel Company delivers propane safely, reliably, and at competitive prices throughout Northern California.  We compliment our flexible and convenient fuel delivery with a comprehensive service offering.  In addition, we are an independent, century-old business which has been family-owned since inception and rigorously committed to strengthening the communities we serve.

McPhail Fuel Company is focused on upholding high customer satisfaction standards.  Please do not hesitate to contact us in order to tell us something we can improve or if you have something nice to say.

Thank you for choosing McPhail Fuel Company as your propane provider.


Neil McPhail, a Canadian emigrant to the United States originally from Scotland, founded the company in 1884 by establishing a livery stable in San Rafael. Teams of McPhail’s horses transported railroad and PG&E work crews as well as the fashionable visitors from San Francisco vacationing at the Hotel Rafael.

Expanded use of the automobile caused the livery business to decline. Therefore, in 1924, Neil’s sons, John and Graham, joined him in creating McPhail Fuel Company. With a power-driven saw and a Model "T" Truck, they cut and delivered wood to Marin County homes. Coal and fuel oil were added to their product portfolio near the end of the decade as customer demand increased for these energy sources.


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