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Mobil Oil Corporation

September 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Mobil Oil
“At the Sign of Friendly Service”
In 1870 the oil tycoon, John D. Rockefeller and his partner, Henry Morrison Flagler incorporated the Standard Oil Company. By 1878 Standard Oil had control of $33 million of the total $35 million refining business in the United States and in 1882 Rockefeller reorganized his company into the [...]

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Gulf Oil Company

September 5th, 2008 · 14 Comments

Gulf Oil “Stop at the Sign of the Orange Disc”
Gulf Oil was established in 1901 by a group of investors after a discovery of oil at Spindletop, Texas. The largest investor in the company was William Larimer Mellon, who became the head of the corporation and continued in that position for 45 years. In 1907 [...]

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