Filling More Than Tanks Since 1963

In addition to the fuels, the company also installs and services all types of gas equipment, such as furnaces, cook stoves, and gas grills. With locations now in Hot Springs, Edgemont, Custer, Hill City and Hermosa, Nelson’s Oil & Gas has 17 employees, of which the Nelson brothers are proud. “We have a very stable work force,” said Rich.

“Our employees are very dedicated,” said Brian, who said some of the staff have been employed there for 40 years. “We would also like to acknowledge the loyalty and support of our customers,” said Rich.

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Community Involvement

  • Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival
  • Fall River County Fair
    • 4H Livestock Sale
    • Free Chuckwagon Feed

History of Nelson’s Oil & Gas Inc

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  • Jan 15, 2020

    1962

    Nelson’s Oil & Gas Inc was founded by Jack and Virginia (Ginger) Nelson in 1962. We continue to provide our communities with quality products and services.

  • Jan 15, 2020

    1962

    Conoco station opened in Edgemont.

  • Jan 15, 2020

    Mid 1960's

    At some point during the next couple of years, according to brothers Rich and Brian Nelson, the business moved across the street into the Stevens Automotive building. “Mom joked about moving the cash register across the street on the day I was born, June 11, 1964,” said Rich Nelson.

  • Jan 15, 2020

    1970's

    The Nelsons slowly added locations and services, and around 1970 purchased the Conoco-owned locations in Edgemont, Hot Springs, Custer, Newcastle, Lusk, and Sundance (Wyo.)

  • Jan 15, 2020

    1980's

    Brian remembers working at the gas station in Edgemont and recalls the move into the C-store format. “Mom and dad switched the gas stations into convenience stores,” he said, noting there were three stores in Wyoming and three in South Dakota. The convenience store conversion started in the early 1980’s with the Food & Fuel in Edgemont.

  • Jan 15, 2020

    1990's

    “The business was really spread out,” he said about the three different locations for the operation.
    The family purchased the building, which currently houses its main headquarters in Hot Springs at 1346 Galveston, in the late 1990s. “We purchased this building and consolidated all of the operations here,” he said of the location at 1346 Galveston.

  • Jan 15, 2020

    2001

    “In May of 2001 we exited the convenience store business,” said Rich, “By selling off all of the Food & Fuel stores and since then have concentrated our business on bulk fuels, propane, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.”