15 Facts About Amoco


Amoco is a brand of fuel stations operating in the United States, and owned by BP since 1998.

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The Amoco Corporation was an American chemical and oil company, founded by Standard Oil Company in 1889 around a refinery in Whiting, Indiana, and was officially the Standard Oil Company of Indiana until 1985.

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Amoco merged with British Petroleum in December 1998 to form BP Amoco, renamed BP in 2001.

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Amoco's headquarters were located in the Amoco Building in Chicago, Illinois.

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The "Amoco" lead-free gasoline was sold at American's stations in the eastern and southern U S alongside American Regular gasoline, which was a leaded fuel.

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Lead-free Amoco was introduced in the Indiana Standard marketing area in 1970.

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The Amoco name continued to be used outside the U S and as a brand on certain American Oil products.

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Carlin's Amoco Station was built at Roanoke, Virginia, around 1947; it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

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BP chose to rename its gasolines with the Amoco name, changing its midgrade and premium offerings to the Silver and Ultimate brandings that Amoco used.

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Some independently owned BP stations, including former Amoco stations, switched to a different brand due to the public relations fallout as a result of the oil spill.

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The italicized word "Amoco" is shown after red, white, and blue horizontal stripes, taken from the divided ellipse of the former Amoco logo.

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In 1976, Amoco sponsored the Barney Oldfield Speedway attraction at Marriott's Great America theme park in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Andretti provided great publicity for Amoco by winning races at Phoenix and Cleveland that year, part of his 52 career IndyCar wins.

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Amoco was ordered by a federal judge Charles Norgle in a 1990 ruling to pay $120 million in damages and restitution to France.

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Amoco brand returned to the Pittsburgh market in Fall 2020, when locally-based Coen Markets announced a marketing deal with BP to sell Amoco-branded gasoline at all of its fuel-offering locations.

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