Amoco Oil Corporation was founded in 1889 by John Rockefeller and first incorporated as Standard Oil of Indiana, formed from the breakup of gasoline giant Standard Oil. Since then, Amoco has grown into a global oil and gasoline conglomerate; it was merged with British Petroleum in 1998 to form BP Amoco, which was later rebranded to BP. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amoco"
Gulf Oil was a major global oil company from the 1900s to the 1980s. The eighth largest manufacturing company in the country in 1941 and the ninth largest manufacturing company in the country in 1979, Gulf Oil was considered a member of the so-called Seven Sisters oil magnates. Gulf, headquarted in Pittsburgh was one of the chief instruments of the legendary Mellon fortune. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gulf Oil"
The Magnolia Petroleum Company was an early twentieth century petroleum company in Texas and was founded on April 24 1911 as a consolidation several earlier companies. Standard Oil of New York(Socony) exchanged its stock for all of the Magnolia stock in December 1925 though it continued to operate as an affiliate of Socony. Later in 1959 Magnolia was fully incorporated into the Mobil division of Socony. ...more on Wikipedia about "Magnolia Petroleum Company"
Mobil was a major oil company which merged with the Exxon Corporation in 1999 to form ExxonMobil. Today Mobil continues as a major division of the new company. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mobil"
Paragon Oil was the name of an American oil company. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paragon Oil"
Standard Oil ( 1863 - 1911) was a large integrated oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing organization. Using new techniques invented by chemist Samuel Andrews, it was founded by John D. Rockefeller ( 1839- 1937) and partners in 1863, with the plan of making kerosene, which was sweeping the home lighting market, supplanting the commonly used whale oil (blubber). Borrowing heavily to expand his business, Rockefeller drew five big refineries including the business concern of Henry Morrison Flagler into one large firm, Rockefeller, Andrews & Flagler. By 1868, Rockefeller and Company headed Standard Oil of Pennsylvania, based in Pittsburgh, one of the world's largest oil refining concerns. ...more on Wikipedia about "Standard Oil"
Standard Oil of Ohio or Sohio was an American oil company that was acquired by British Petroleum, now called BP. ...more on Wikipedia about "Standard Oil of Ohio"
Superior Oil Company ( 1921– 1984) was an independent American oil company that is now part of ExxonMobil. Superior Oil was founded in 1921 in Coalinga, California by William Myron Keck, also founder of the W. M. Keck Foundation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Superior Oil Company"
Texaco was the name of an American oil company that was merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001. It began as the Texas Fuel Company, founded in 1901 in Beaumont, Texas by Joseph S. Cullinan, Walter Benona Sharp and Arnold Schlaet upon discovery of oil at Spindletop. For many years, Texaco was the only company selling gasoline in all 50 states, but this is no longer true. Its logo features a white star in a red circle, leading to the long-running advertising jingles "You can trust your car to the man who wears the star." and "Star of the American Road." ...more on Wikipedia about "Texaco"
Tidewater Petroleum was a petroleum company. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tidewater Petroleum"
Wamsutta Oil Refinery was established around 1861 in McClintocksville in Venango County near Oil City, Pennsylvania in the United States. It was the first business enterprise of Henry Huttleston Rogers (1840-1909), who became a famous capitalist, businessman, industrialist, financier, and philanthropist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Wamsutta Oil Refinery"
Zapata Corporation was created by George H. W. Bush in 1953 as Zapata Oil, an oil exploration company. The company split in 1959 into Zapata Offshore and Zapata Petroleum. The latter merged in 1963 with South Penn Oil to become Pennzoil. Bush continued as president of Zapata Offshore until 1966, when he sold his interest. ...more on Wikipedia about "Zapata Corporation"
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