Downeast Energy buys Ring’s Coal


BRUNSWICK – Downeast Energy announces it has completed its purchase of Yarmouth-based Ring’s Coal Co. Inc., and plans to begin servicing Ring’s customers immediately, honoring all pricing, oil contracts and service policies.

Ring’s has been selling coal and oil for 15 years, and will continue to sell coal for the remainder of the winter.

Downeast Energy was established in 1931 by Allen Morrell, who sold coal, firewood, building supplies and later, heating oil and propane under the original name of Brunswick Coal & Lumber. Bob and Dick Morrell joined their father in the 1950s and continue in the business to this day. Four of their children hold senior management positions within the company, which received a 2006 Gannett Family Business of the Year Award.

Downeast Energy is a third generation, family-owned enterprise with 13 offices in Southern and Central Maine and Dover, N.H. For more information, visit