Formed in 2014, Chieftain Energy LP is a partnership between Air North, Yukon’s Airline, and a growing group of First Nation businesses. Chieftain was founded on the belief that the North does not generate enough benefit from its current energy supply chain, with most energy companies that service the North being based in the South. Chieftain was borne to make Whitehorse, Yukon an energy hub, with plans to expand services throughout communities in Yukon, NWT, and Northern B.C. In 2017, Chieftain grew through the acquisition of the Northern Operation of an Alberta-based energy company, expanding its fleet and acquiring a wealth of trade knowledge relating to safety and operations. Since the acquisition, Chieftain has spread its wings across the North, working with key Business Partners to deliver safe, reliable, and affordable energy service.
The Key Moment
In 2014, Air North’s Board of Directors, including representatives from the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation observed that Air North and the community of Old Crow had significant and sustainable energy needs for years to come. With this realization, the partners agreed that it made sense to take greater control of their energy needs through the formation of Chieftain Energy LP. Further to that, the partners felt that other Yukon First Nations, and other northern communities might also value having more say and control in their energy supply chain, and sure enough Kluane Dana Shaw LP and Na-Cho Nyak Dun Development Corporation joined Vuntut Gwitchin Limited Partnership and Air North, Yukon’s Airline in the formation of Chieftain Energy.
Serving the North
Our business is not limited to any specific energy forms; our mandate is to help the North progress its energy future through an innovative approach with a firm commitment to safety, operational excellence, and customer experience.
We currently service the following customer segments:
- Air North, Yukon’s Airline
- International airlines
- Regional airlines
- Local charter airlines
- Corporate buildings
- Home heating fuels