Center Independent Energy, LP

412-319-7784

Our History

About Us


Center Independent Energy, L.P. is a regional Shell, Marathon and Sunoco branded fuel distributor headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This distribution company is owned by Doug Friend and Christian Stein who have a long history in the Pittsburgh service station community.

Center Independent Energy, L.P. (CIE) is focused on growing their dealer business by providing superior service, site level marketing and promotions, consulting, equipment upgrades, and aggressive fuel supply contracts.  With three generations of gasoline/retail experience, we work with our dealers to review their complete operation.  We then work with them designing a business plan for their facility.  Our service to our existing customers will allow us to earn the business of new customers.The owners and staff members of CIE and their affiliated company, CIO Stores LLC, have experience with C-Store, Car Wash, Commercial Fueling, and Service Bay operations.  This experience is shared to help our customers during routine meetings.  Programs and profit centers are constantly being developed for the benefit of both company and dealer operated locations.


Company Stores

Our experience comes form years of owning and operating full service gas and convenience stores.
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Car Wash

Many of our locations offer full service and automated car wash options for all our customers. 


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Consulting Services

We offer competitive branding opportunities as well as detailed expertise for site development and conversion.
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Center Independent Energy, L.P. is a regional Shell and Marathon Branded Fuel Distributor in located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Dealer Highlights

We have developed numerous resources and relationships to assist in every step of the process.

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