About Us

Townsend Gas and Oil, Inc. is a family owned and operated business. James L. Townsend and his son, Jeff, are the core members of this petroleum products distributorship. The company began in 1985 when Jim purchased the business known as Liggett Gas and Oil, located at 1040 Wayne Avenue, Indiana, PA.

The company was renamed Townsend Gas and Oil and continued as a Pennzoil distributor. In 1991 Townsend Gas and Oil incorporated. With the expansion of Wayne Avenue in 1999-2000, and the resulting loss of needed footage at that location, the present site was planned and constructed. The business relocated to this site in the Spring of 2000, with an office-warehouse-garage complex with a “24 hour card lock” fueling island.

With the merger of Pennzoil, Quaker State, and then Shell, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc. now sells these products, along with Brad Penn lubricants, VP Racing products, Gumout, Rain-X Wiper Blades, and Fram racing filters. We also sell high quality regular and premium gasoline, ultra low k-1 dyed kerosene, on and off road diesel fuels and home heating oil.

Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc. is committed to providing a quality product at a reasonable price. The products we offer to commercial, industrial, farm and residential customers are of the highest quality, not re-refined products, ensuring the best performance for the money.

Our Team

James Townsend

Passed Away On 5/30/2021

Carrol Townsend

Executive Assistant

Jeff Townsend



Retired Dec. 31, 2021


Operations Technician






Office Clerk