Gulf Oil was a was established in 1901, globally operating oil company which merged with Chevron in 1984. The brand name exists under different ownership until today.
As an eighth-largest American manufacturing company in 1941 and 1979, the ninth- largest Gulf Oil one of the so-called Seven Sisters and had its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Gulf Tower is an Art Deco skyscraper in Pittsburgh, which was the tallest building in the city before 1970. The Gulf Oil Corporation ( GOC) merged in 1984 with Standard Oil of California ( SOCAL or known as Chevron).
Gulf Oil was known through the involvement in sports car racing in the 1960s and 1970s. Racing car in eye-catching bright blue and orange Gulf Oil painting won several times the 24 - hour race at Le Mans.
In the U.S., the brand name is, utilized by the Framingham -based Gulf Oil LP, a subsidiary of the retailer Cumberland Farms. Outside the United States are the naming rights in the hands of Gulf Oil International ( GOI) and the Indian Hinduja Group. Since the 1990s, especially outside the U.S. were opened many new stations again, so was in 1997 the company entered the Dutch market.
Petrol station in England in 2006
In 1999, the sales of the Gulf fuels and oils, granted in addition to France and Belgium and Luxembourg. Gulf supplies heating oil and diesel nationwide and has expanded its product range to include lubricants. The station network is continually being expanded, so that every year since 2001 as a new service station is added. Meanwhile Gulf is part of the largest independent oil company in Luxembourg.