About Us

The Benz family business started in 1980. Since then they have been the area's leading provider of quality fuel, propane and lubricants for agricultural, commercial and residential customers. Beginning as an agent salesman for Standard Oil Company in 1956, Bernard “Bernie” Benz utilized his extensive experience and knowledge of the oil and gas industry and purchased Standard Oil Company in Killdeer, ND. This was the beginning of a bright and prosperous future for the Benz family.

The Benz Oil Company Inc. began operations in 1980 with the purchase of Standard Oil Company in Killdeer and the Amoco Stations located in Arnegard and Watford City, ND. The stations in Arnegard and Watford City were operated as West River Petroleum Company until 1986 when they were sold. Then, in 1994, after spending most of his career in the oil and gas service industry, Bernie retired, leaving company ownership and operations to his two sons, Mark and Scott.

Since then the company has been managed by brothers, Mark and Scott and Dina, Mark’s wife. However, the Benz’s are not alone. They are surrounded by an outstanding team of employees dedicated to fulfilling the customer's needs.

Located in an area thriving with increased residential and commercial development and steadily increasing agriculture and manufacturing provides tremendous opportunity. The future looks optimistic for company growth and expansion.

Benz Oil Company Inc. continues to fulfill the area's agriculture, commercial and residential fuel, propane and lubricant needs. With a focus on service excellence, the company will continue to search for new and innovative ways to exceed customer expectations.               

Team of Professionals

Benz Oil Company Inc. is proud of their team of professionals. From the driver who delivers propane to warm your home, to the cashier who searches inventory for your seasonal product needs, you can count on professional and courteous services. The entire team is committed to growing Benz Oil Company into the premier service provider in southwest North Dakota.

If you are ready to order, schedule a delivery or just have questions, please feel free to Contact any of our professionals committed to keeping you on the move!


Owner/Operators General Management Propane Management
Mark and Dina Benz
Scott Benz
  John Harris   Jeffrey Goetz
Office Manager Accounts Receivable Manager Accounts Payable
Dina Benz   Darcy Harris   Carey Praus
Oilfield Supervisor   Sales and Marketing
Brice Newman       Shauna Bang