About Coastal
Mountain Fuels

Starting out on Vancouver Island with 28 employees, and 12 trucks, Coastal Mountain Fuels was mostly a home heating oil supplier, with some marine and forestry contracts. The business soon grew to include more forestry contracts in southern island locations, and more industries such as marine and construction. 

In February of 2012, Coastal Mountain expanded to the mainland, incorporating another Petro-Canada™  bulk fuel distributor, and doubling its size and service areas. In October 2012, Port Hardy Marine was acquired from WC Fuels, servicing bulk marine deliveries. Currently, the company is still rapidly growing, having over 80 employees, 40 vehicles, and servicing all areas of Vancouver Island and the lower mainland. 

Many of our employees have remained loyal and proud throughout numerous ownership changes. With the combined skills, experience, and dedication to customer service we are quickly growing to be the best in British Columbia. 

Our Mission, Vision and Values


To provide high quality fuel and lubricants to industries including marine, forestry and construction. We aim to help businesses run smoothly through today and tomorrow’s ever evolving energy needs.


To safely provide quality energy products to our valued business partners while creating and growing positive, long-term relationships.


  • Safety first
  • Our team and customers
  • Positive attitudes resulting in positive results
  • Growth and innovation

Our Community Involvement

Coastal Mountain Fuels is committed to community involvement in all areas that we operate. Here is a list of some of the initiatives we are involved in:

•  Local Sports Teams
•  Local Food Banks
•  Truck Loggers Association
•  Ducks Unlimited
•  Island Farms Santas Light Parade

If you would like your community event sponsored by Coastal Mountain Fuels then please contact us for more information. Call our office at 1-800-798-FUEL (3835) or email us at info@cmfuels.ca.

Key Personnel

Ryan Hale – President & Owner

Ryan relocated to British Columbia in 2017 to take over the Coastal Mountain Fuels operation, and has been a member of the Petro-Canada™  team since 2008. Ryan is based out of the Langley office, but splits time between the Island and the Lower Mainland. Ryan, his wife, and his three sons have all embraced their move out west and they’ve enjoyed getting to know the people, areas, and industries of BC. 

John McAuley – Corporate Controller

John brings over a decade of successful experience in accounting, administration, HR, and operations to his role with Coastal Mountain Fuels. He was raised on Vancouver Island and currently lives with his family in Nanaimo. John has been with the CMF team since 2009, and he splits his time between the Island and the Lower Mainland operations. John enjoys staying active, traveling, technology trends, and motorcycling. 

Tanner Holms – Operations Manager Mid-North Vancouver Island 

Tanner, has lived on Vancouver Island for over 30yrs and comes from a background of Equipment Sales and Service. His work experience and knowledge relate to all industry sectors, such as oil and gas, construction, marine, mining, and forestry. Away from work, Tanner enjoys time with his wife and two children, as well as taking advantage of what Vancouver Island has.

Darla Tolmie – Port Hardy Manager 

Darla joined Coastal Mountain Fuels in 2005 and has been managing the Port Hardy operation since 2012. With her husband and two children, Darla’s family has immersed themselves within the community of Port Hardy. They love living on such a beautiful part of Vancouver Island, and enjoy everything all the area has to offer from hiking and skiing to camping and hockey. 

Richard Parry – Development Manager 

Richard Parry moved to Vancouver Island where he began his role with Coastal Mountain Fuels in 2017. He brings over 13 years of Petro-Canada™  experience, and helps to facilitate uniform and consistent policy and process across CMF branches. Richard has enjoyed the move to the Island, and discovering all that the west coast has to offer. 

Brad Mills – Operations Manager 

Brad has been part of the Coastal Mountain Fuels team since 2014, bringing along his knowledge and experience from previous endeavors. Brad is dedicated to developing a positive rapport with customers and helping to create a fun work environment with colleagues. In his downtime, Brad values family activities on the lake as well as travelling. He also enjoys restoring cars and touring car shows in the summer months. 

Darrell Clarkson – Sales Manager 

Darrell Clarkson is based out of the Coastal Mountain Fuels Nanaimo office. In his role, Darrell coordinates sales for Vancouver Island and operations for Mid to South Island. Darrell has been in the fuel industry for over 25 years and began working with the CMF team in 2007. Darrel embraces the Island lifestyle and outdoor recreation. 

Isabelle Louise – Sales Manager 

Isabelle is a seasoned sales professional with more than 20 years of experience in the fuel industry. She joined Coastal Mountain Fuels in 2018 and brings along a wealth of knowledge from past experiences. Isabelle is committed to creating positive and long-term experiences for customers. Outside of work, she values spending time with family, playing tennis and outdoor activities.