27 Facts About Mobil Oil


Direct descendant of Standard Oil, Mobil was originally known as the Standard Oil Company of New York after Standard Oil was split into 34 different entities in a 1911 Supreme Court decision.

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Over time, Mobil became the company's primary identity, which incited another renaming in 1963, this time to Mobil Corporation.

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In 1998, Mobil announced it was merging with Exxon to form ExxonMobil, reuniting the two largest descendants of Standard Oil.

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Mobil Oil continues as a brand name within the combined company, as well as still being a gas station sometimes paired with its own store or On the Run.

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Mobil Oil is ExxonMobil Oil's primary retail gasoline brand in California, Florida, New York, New England, the Great Lakes and the Midwest.

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The Mobil Oil brand is used to market gasoline in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Guam, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.

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Mobil Oil brand has a significant market presence in the following metropolitan areas:.

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Mobil Oil stores have made an increased presence in areas of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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Mobil Oil Delvac is a range of heavy-duty lubricants designed for commercial vehicles.

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The stations were converted Mobil Oil stations selling convenience store items in the station lobby, while the service bays were rented to customers for do-it-yourself auto repairs.

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Mobil Oil expanded the sale of convenience store items first pioneered at its discount gasoline stations under the Mobil Oil Mart brand.

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Mobil Oil continued to refine and enhance its convenience store offerings with the On-the-Run C-store brand, which proved to be much more popular.

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Mobil Oil Guide was an annual book of hotel and restaurant recommendations based on a system developed by Mobil Oil in 1958.

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Vacuum Mobil Oil Company started selling lubricating oils in Europe in the late 19th century.

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Mobil Oil gradually expanded its operation into fuels retailing as well, and opened its first UK service stations in the early 1950s, after the wartime POOL monopoly was disbanded.

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Mobil Oil grew to become the seventh largest brand of petrol in Britain, supplying 1,990 outlets in 1965, and claimed in the mid-1960s to be the first company to operate 100 self-service stations.

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Mobil Oil continued to sell lubricants through BP and independent service stations.

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Vacuum Mobil Oil Company began operating in Australia in 1895, introducing its Plume brand of petrol in 1916.

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In 1946, Mobil began construction of its refinery at Altona, in Melbourne's western suburbs, which originally produced lubricating oils and bitumen, before commencing the production of motor vehicle fuels in 1956.

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Mobil Oil commenced removal of the refinery in July 2009, together with site remediation works.

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In 1985, Mobil Oil swapped its Western Australian retail market with a large portion of BP's South Australian, Victorian and New South Wales retail market in a major asset swap.

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In 1990, Mobil Oil acquired the service station and refining network of Esso Australia.

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In December 1995, Mobil Oil re-entered the West Australian retail fuel market when it purchased the Amgas service station network and related business.

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Mobil Oil-branded service stations still exist after the 7-Eleven sale, and has since grown.

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Mobil Oil continued to meet New Zealand's fuel needs throughout World War One, holding roughly 85 percent of the market.

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On November 30,1999, Exxon Corporation and Mobil Oil Corporation merged with Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited now owned by new entity ExxonMobil.

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In Egypt, ExxonMobil Oil's operations started in 1902, it is known for providing quality lubricants and fuels as well as convenience products.

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