Our History

Over Ninety Years of Innovative Energy

Guttman Energy is one of three companies that make up The Guttman Group. From a single gas station in 1931, to a full-service fuel distribution enterprise today, The Guttman Group has steadily innovated over the past 90 years.

1922 1922 Prior to entering the petroleum business in 1931, Jacob Guttman owned Guttman's Sanitary Market, a McKeesport, PA meat market 1931 1931 Jacob Guttman opens his first gas station, Guttman Super Service, at the corner of Ninth and Market Streets in McKeesport, PA. 1940 1940 Jacob is granted a full-line Texaco distributorship to market fuels and lubricants in Washington County, PA. 1947 1947 The Guttman business expands to northwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio through acquisition of Mercer County Oil Company, later renamed Guttman Petroleum Company. 1950 1950 Guttman Realty Company is created to own, lease and develop properties for service stations and other businesses 1958 1958 Guttman Oil expands Texaco distributorship into West Virginia. 1960 1960 With the purchase of the motor vessel Cherokee, Mon River Towing, Inc. begins operations in 1960 to establish the means for transporting petroleum products in bulk quantities by barge. 1972 1972 Mon River Towing builds a unit tow that allows the company to service customers beyond Guttman Oil. 1984 1984 Guttman Oil enters the convenience store market, eventually building a chain of twenty eight Crossroads Food Marts. 1989 1989 Guttman Oil creates commercial card-access fueling division to capitalize on new market opportunities. 2001 2001 Source One Transportation, LLC is created to manage fuel transportation for Guttman Oil. 2002 2002 Bulk Terminal Storage is created to operate a pipeline storage facility in Aurora, OH and river facilities in Speers, PA and Star City, WV. 2005 2005 Guttman Oil sells joint venture interest to Giant Eagle and becomes the fuel supplier to GetGo convenience stores. 2006 2006 Mon River Towing, with a fleet of 15 towboats and over 300 barges, is sold to CONSOL Energy Sales Company. 2013 2013 Guttman Oil expands and diversifies its business by entering the natural gas and electricity markets. A new division, Guttman Energy, is created to supply natural gas and electricity to commercial and industrial customers