About Us

Founder and President. Michael C. Tooley. started in the oil business in 1961 with Phillips Petroleum. In 1978. he purchased 8 unbranded locations from Tosco and Tooley Oil Company was born. The company operated these independent gasoline stations through the 1980′s under the “Tooley” brand and then started converting sites to the Shell brand.

In the 1990s. sons. David and Michael, joined the business and today run the day to day operations.  In 2007 they became wholesalers with Shell Oil Company and today are one of the largest Shell Wholesalers in Northern California.  Over the years the company has acquired new locations, developed new locations, done extensive remodels and converted all of their company operated locations to the Circle K convenience store brand.

As repeat winner of numerous Shell and Circle K awards for image and customer service, Tooley Oil Company credits its long term team members and managers. as well as a dedicated network of dealers for its‘ success

Michael C. Tooley


Michael “Mick” Tooley founded Tooley Oil in 1978. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, he began in the oil industry with Phillips Petroleum in 1961 and held various positions with Phillips. In 1978, Mick ventured off on his own with unbranded locations called Tooley’s. In the 1980’s he started to switch locations to Shell and his relationship with Shell Oil began and continues today.

Michael T. Tooley

Michael graduated from St. Mary’s College in 1989 and worked for Hilton Hotels for seven years. In 1996, Michael began working for Tooley Oil and today heads up the Wholesale Operations of the business.  For Shell branding opportunities, please contact him at michael@tooleyoil.com

David C. Tooley

David graduated from UC Davis in 1991 and started working with Capital Beverage Company. In 1993, David began working with Tooley Oil and today heads up the Retail Operations of the business.

David, Michael C. and Michael T.