Why Cato?

Cato Gas & Oil is one of the region's leading providers of heating oil, propane, and fuel systems. Since opening our doors in 1960, we have enjoyed a reputation for great service that is unmatched on the Delmarva Peninsula. From the beginning, as a leader in the gasoline, heating oil and lubricants business, Cato has blossomed into a diversified energy company. The company's core operations include a marine terminal; fuel distribution; commercial fleet management; propane and heating oil products for residential, agricultural and commercial purposes; convenience stores; fast food restaurants and real estate development projects.

We continue to be a family owned business that is locally managed and operated. Over five decades of continuity has allowed us to build upon the original ideals of our founders - ideals based on solid family values.

Cato delivers more for you with a large fleet of delivery trucks in the region to meet all your needs.


We have a simple yet comprehensive corporate philosophy:

  • Provide the highest quality products at competitive prices
  • Provide outstanding, responsive service to every client - without consideration of cost
  • Provide solutions for all client needs, both large and small
  • Remember that our responsibility does not end with the sale
  • Our clients are not an interruption of our business...they are the purpose of it.

We invite you to explore our website and learn about who we are and what we have to offer you. We hope you will determine that Cato is a company you can trust to provide the best value and service in the area.

Become a Customer Today

Please click on a link below to complete our Residential Credit Application for Propane & Heating Oil. You can fill out our online application or print and fax it to us at 410-546-0757.

Apply online
Download .pdf