Before the combustion engine became a household item, you had to get your gasoline at shops and farmacies. Today Oil Companies are huge multinational companies, with departments and petrol stations world wide.
British Petroleum – BP
Buffalo Lubricating Oil Company
Was sabotaged by one of the founders of competing company Vacuum Oil Company and his son in 1887.
Charles Pratt and Company
Cleveland Petroleum Company
Cleveland Petroleum Company was an English oil company
Crown Central Petroleum
Established in Texas in 1917
Det Danske Petroleums Aktieselskab
“The Danish Petroleum Company” was often called DDPA
Gulf Oil was one of the 7 largest oil companies in the 1970s
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
Mærsk / Maersk Oil
Merged with Saga Petroleum in 1999
Phillips Petroleum Company
Founded in 1972 and merged with Norsk Hydro in 1999
Operated primarily in Norway, but were also represented in Angola, Indonesia, Libya and Namibia.
Socony-Vacuum Oil Company
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
Standard Oil Company of New York
Statoil – Equinor
Norwegian state owned oil company, founded in 1972
Merged with Norsk Hydro in 2007, and was called StatoilHydro for two years before renaming back to Statoil in 2009.
In 2018 the company renamed itself again this time to Equinor.
The Distillers Company Limited
Uno-X is a Danish oil company, that has grown to one of the largest self service fuel station chains.