The Amerada Hess Corporation is an integrated oil company based in New York City. The company explores, produces, transports, and refines oil. Vertically completing the logistical chain, over 1200 filling stations market gas to consumers primarily on the East Coast of the United States. Although towered over in size by enormous global players in the same industry, Amerada Hess places a formidable #139 in the 2004 Fortune 500 ranking. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amerada Hess Corporation"
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation ( ) is one of the world’s largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, with 2.37 billion barrels of oil equivalent ( BOE) of proved reserves and a production of 190 million BOE in 2004. Ranked No. 345 on the " Fortune 500" list that year, the company has assets worth $20 billion, and employs a worldwide workforce of about 3,400. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anadarko Petroleum Corporation"
ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company) is an American oil company that prospered during the energy crisis. It bought Anaconda Copper Mining Company's Montana holdings in 1977, including the Berkeley Pit and the Anaconda, Montana ** Smelter. However, the purchase turned out to be a regrettable decision for ARCO. Lack of experience with hard-rock mining, and a sudden drop in the price of copper to sixty-odd cents a pound, the lowest in years, caused ARCO to suspend all operations in Butte. By 1983, six short years after acquiring rights to the " Richest Hill on Earth," the Berkeley Pit was completely idle. ...more on Wikipedia about "ARCO"
Chevron Corporation ( ) is one of the world's largest global energy companies. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, USA and active in more than 180 countries, it is engaged in every aspect of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation. Chevron has facilities in 90 countries. Its headquarters are in San Ramon at 6001 Bollinger Canyon Road 94583. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chevron Corporation"
Citgo Petroleum Corporation or Citgo is a United States oil refiner and marketer of gasoline, lubricants, petrochemicals and other petroleum products owned by Petróleos de Venezuela. The Citgo gasoline brand was inaugurated in 1965 by the Cities Service Company, an energy company that first rose to prominence in the early 1900s. Cities Service Company was acquired by Occidential Petroleum Corporation in 1982. That same year, Cities Service Company transferred all of the assets of its Refining, Marketing and Transportation division (which comprised its refining and retail petroleum business)into the newly formed Citgo Petroleum Corporation subsidiary, to ease the divestiture of the division. In 1983, Citgo and the Citgo brand was sold by Occidental to Southland Corporation, owners of the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores; 50% was sold to Petróleos de Venezuela, the national oil company of Venezuela, in 1986, and the remainder in 1990. As of 2004, it is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with over 4,000 employees and annual revenue in excess of $32 billion. Citgo also supplies 14,000 independent retailers. Citgo was headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma before its headquarters moved to Houston. (Cities Service Company continued on under various Occidental names as a part of OXY's domestic exploration and production business, but all Cities Service trademarks are now owned by Citgo.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Citgo"
ConocoPhillips was founded by the merger of Conoco Inc. and the Phillips Petroleum Company on August 30, 2002. It is an international energy company with its headquarters located in Houston. ...more on Wikipedia about "ConocoPhillips"
Ergon, Inc. is a privately-owned company based in Jackson, MS, USA. Ergon includes operations as a refiner, transporter, producer, distributor and marketer of petroleum products. Their manufactured products group manufactures and markets various products ranging from computer boards and systems to road maintenance products and equipment. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ergon inc"
Exxon Mobil Corporation or ExxonMobil ( ) is the largest publicly-traded oil producer and distributor in the world, formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. Its operating profit in 2004 was $25.33 billion, slightly more than the gross domestic product of Tanzania. Its headquarters are in Irving, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. ExxonMobil is projected to overtake Wal-Mart Corporation at the end of this year in revenue. The merger of Exxon and Mobil is symbolic in American history because it once again consolidated the two largest companies (Standard Oil Company of New Jersey/Exxon and Standard Oil Company of New York/Mobil) of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil trust. ...more on Wikipedia about "ExxonMobil"
Frontier Oil , begun in 1949 as Wainoco Oil, is an energy company with its headquarters located in Houston, TX and its subsidiary company, Frontier Refining & Marketing, Inc., located in Denver, CO. Frontier's primary products are gasoline, diesel, and asphalt and are marketed in the Rocky Mountain and Plains States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frontier Oil"
Getty Oil is an oil company founded by J. Paul Getty. ...more on Wikipedia about "Getty Oil"
Hornbeck Offshore Services is a publicly traded corporation headquartered in Louisiana providing offshore drilling and support services in the Gulf of Mexico and other areas. Their drillships tend to be from the latest generation, and the corporation recently issued new shares for expansion. They suffered no damage from recent hurricanes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hornbeck Offshore Services"
Koch Industries, Inc. (pronounced like "coke"), based in Wichita, Kansas, is the largest privately owned company in America, with subsidiaries involved in manufacturing, trading and investments. Koch companies are involved in core industries such as commodities trading, petroleum, chemicals, energy, fiber, intermediates and polymers, minerals, fertilizers, pulp and paper, chemical technology equipment, ranching, securities and finance, as well as in other ventures and investments. It has an annual turnover of about $80 billion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Koch Industries"
Marathon Petroleum Company (MPC) is a fully owned, American subsidiary of the Marathon Oil Corporation. The subsidiary was formed on September 1, 2005 from the former Marathon Ashland Petroleum, LLC, and is based in Findlay, Ohio. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marathon Petroleum Company"
Occidental Petroleum Corporation ("Oxy") is an international petroleum exploration and development company headquartered in the Westwood district of Los Angeles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Occidental Petroleum Corporation"
Panda Energy International, Inc. is an American privately-held company that constructs, maintains and operates enviromentally friendly power plants, with the name of the company a reference to the Giant Panda, an endangered species that is also the mascot of the WWF. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with 150 employees and an annual revenue of $219 million USD. It is a division of The Panda Group. ...more on Wikipedia about "Panda Energy International"
Paramount Petroleum Corporation is headquartered in Paramount, California. It operates a refinery at that location and is the largest seller of asphalt in California. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paramount Petroleum"
Petroleum Geo-Services ASA , an oilfield service company, provides geophysical services worldwide and floating production services in the North Sea. The company provides various seismic and reservoir services, including acquisition, processing, interpretation, and field evaluation. As of July 28, 2005, it owned and operated four floating production, storage, and offloading units. The company is headquartered in Lysaker, Norway. ...more on Wikipedia about "Petroleum Geo-Services"
Following the break up by the US Government of Standard Oil, several new companies were created, three of which, along with four other major oil companies, were once referred to as the Seven Sisters. With their virtual monopoly on oil production, refinement and distribution, they were able to take advantage of the rapidly increasing demands for oil and turn massive profits. Being well organised and able to negotiate as a cartel, they were able to have their way in most Third World oil producers. It was only when the Arab states began to gain control over oil prices and production that the Seven Sisters' influence declined. ...more on Wikipedia about "Seven Sisters (oil companies)"
Sinclair Oil is an American petroleum company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Founded in 1916 by Harry F. Sinclair, the company operates 2,600 gas stations in 22 states in the western U.S. and the Midwest. The company also operates three refineries, two in Wyoming, one in Casper and the other in Rawlins and one in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Other operations include 1,000 miles of pipeline. Its logo includes a large green dinosaur. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sinclair Oil"
Speedway SuperAmerica LLC is a brand name of a chain of combination gas stations and convenience stores in the United States of America. It is a subsidiary of the Marathon Petroleum Company. ...more on Wikipedia about "Speedway SuperAmerica"
Starvin' Marvin's is a brand name of gas station in the United States of America. ...more on Wikipedia about "Starvin' Marvin's"
http://www.shortopedia.com Is Good For You. Oil_companies_of_the_United_States
STP is a brand name and trade name for the automotive additives and performance division of the Clorox Corporation. ...more on Wikipedia about "STP (motor oil company)"
Sunoco is an American petroleum and petrochemical manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formerly known as Sun Company Inc.. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sunoco"
Syntroleum Corporation ( ) is a United States company engaged in development and commercialization of a proprietry Gas to liquid (GTL) process known as the Syntroleum Process. It was incoporated in 1984 by Kenneth Agee. It became a publicly held company on Nasdaq in August of 1998 when it merged with publicly traded SLH Corporation. The syntroleum process is a GTL process of converting natural gas to synthetic oil by the Fisher-Tropsch process. The unique feature of the syntroleum process is that it uses air instead of oxygen to produce synthesis gas from natural gas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Syntroleum"
Tesoro Petroleum Corporation is a refiner, distributor and marketer of petroleum products in the western United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tesoro" http://www.shortopedia.com - Go in quickly.
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia . Direct links to the original articles are in the text.
If you use exact copy or modified of this article you should preserve above paragraph and put also : It uses material from the Shortopedia article about "Oil companies of the United States".
|MAIN PAGE||MAIN INDEX||CONTACT US|