• Company Overview
  • Community Involvement

NOCO is a third-generation family owned and locally operated company, with over 80 years of experience in the energy business. Founded in Tonawanda, N.Y. in 1933 by Reginald B. Newman, NOCO started out supplying coal to residential customers. After its incorporation in 1948 to R.B. Newman Fuel Company, NOCO began delivering home heating oil as the demand for coal decreased. In 1950, the company expanded to serve small commercial and industrial customers with lubricants, gasoline, and diesel fuel.

Reginald’s two sons, Donald F. Newman and Reginald B. Newman II, joined the company in 1954 and 1960, respectively. They continued the family tradition of growth by broadening NOCO’s product lines and marketing area. In 1973, NOCO acquired a 33 million gallon storage facility from the Gulf Oil Company. In 1983, NOCO purchased the adjacent 10 million gallon operation from Ashland Oil to give the company over 42 million gallons of petroleum storage capacity.  

In 2001, Jim and Michael Newman were named President and Executive Vice President, respectively, carrying the business into the third generation. With a number of acquisitions and new ventures in recent years, NOCO now distributes a full portfolio of energy products at home, at work, and on the go!

Core Products and Services

At Home – Natural Gas, Electricity, Heating and Cooling, Propane, Heating Oil

At Work – Gasoline, Diesel, Propane, Used Oil Recovery, Natural Gas, Electricity

On the Go – 35 NOCO Express Convenience Stores, Nickel City Catering, World Cup Coffee, Fresh Food & Drinks


NOCO is one of the largest private sector employers in Western New York with over 600 employees across the company.

At NOCO, we are committed to supporting the communities we serve, sponsoring regional sports teams, cultural community organizations, and volunteering time with local charities. The people of NOCO strive to make a difference. 

We are proud supporters of many community organizations, including:

  • Albright Knox Art Gallery
  • American Heart Association
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns
  • Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Buffalo Olmstead Parks
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Friends of the Night People
  • Hospice Foundation
  • Kenmore Mercy Hospital
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • United Way of Buffalo
  • WNY Food Bank
  • Over 40 Police and Fire Departments



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