Texaco – Texaco is the name of an American oil retail brand. Its flagship product is its fuel, “Texaco with Techron”. It also owns the Havoline motor oil brand.
Texaco was an independent company until it merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001. It began as the Texas Fuel Company, founded in 1901 in Beaumont, Texas by Joseph S. Cullinan, Thomas J. Donoghue, Walter Benona Sharp and Arnold Schlaet upon discovery of oil at Spindletop. For many years, Texaco was the only company selling gasoline in all 50 states, but this is no longer true. Its logo features a white star in a red circle (a reference to the lone star of Texas), leading to the long-running advertising jingles “You can trust your car to the man who wears the star” and “Star of the American Road.”
Texaco gasoline comes with Techron, an additive developed by Chevron, as of 2005, replacing the previous CleanSystem3. The Texaco brand is strong in the United States, Latin America and West Africa. It has a presence in Europe as well; for example, it is a well-known retail brand in the UK, with around 1,100 Texaco-branded service stations.
Esso Esso is an international trade name for ExxonMobil and its related companies.
In 1973, it was largely replaced in the U.S. by the Exxon brand, while Esso remained widely used elsewhere. In most of the world, the Esso brand and the Mobil brand are the primary brand names of ExxonMobil, with the Exxon brand name still in use only in parts of the United States.
BP – BP p.l.c., previously known as British Petroleum , is the third largest global energy company, a multinational oil company (“oil major”) with headquarters in London. The company is among the largest private sector energy corporations in the world, and one of the six “supermajors” (vertically integrated private sector oil exploration, natural gas, and petroleum product marketing companies).
Shell – Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known simply as Shell, is a multinational oil company of Dutch and British origins. It is the second largest private sector energy corporation in the world, and one of the six “supermajors” (vertically integrated private sector oil exploration, natural gas, and petroleum product marketing companies). The company’s headquarters are in The Hague, Netherlands, with its registered office in London (Shell Centre).
The company’s main business is the exploration for and the production, processing, transportation and marketing of hydrocarbons (oil and gas). Shell also has a significant petrochemicals business (Shell Chemicals), and an embryonic renewable energy sector developing wind, hydrogen and solar power opportunities. Shell is incorporated in the UK with its corporate headquarters in The Hague, its tax residence is in Netherlands, and its primary listings on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam (only “A” shares are part of the AEX index).
Forbes Global 2000 in 2007 ranked Shell the eighth largest company in the world. Also in 2007, Fortune magazine ranked Shell as the third-largest corporation in the world, behind Wal-Mart and ExxonMobil.
Shell operates in over 140 countries. In the United States, its Shell Oil Company subsidiary, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of Shell’s largest businesses.
Murco – Murco Petroleum Ltd is a UK based oil company. It refines oil and also has a network of over 400 petrol stations. It also has a chain of Costcutter convenience stores. It owns and operates three refinery terminals within the UK which receives oil by rail. The terminals are located in Bedworth, Theale and Westerleigh. It was founded in 1960 and is a subsidiary of Murphy Oil.
Discount fuel is available at selected murco service stations by using one of the following discount fuel cards:
Jet – ConocoPhillips Company is an international energy corporation with its headquarters located in Houston, Texas. It was created through the merger of Conoco Inc. and the Phillips Petroleum Company on August 30, 2002. Headquarters are based in Houston, Texas in the United States, and offices are located worldwide. It is one of the six “supermajor” vertically integrated oil companies. Its fuel stations are known under the Phillips 66, Conoco, Jet and 76 names.
In the United Kingdom, ConocoPhillips has offices in Warwick, London, Aberdeen, the Humber Refinery, the Teesside Oil Terminal and the Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal. It also has a supply base office at Great Yarmouth.
Throughout the UK, ConocoPhillips markets fuels under the JET brand. Our network of dealer-owned distributors supply directly to the domestic, farming and light industry markets. Through these 400 or so independently-operated service stations, Jet markets quality fuels and lubricants at competitive prices, including Autogas at selected sites.