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An ARCO gas station in Los Angeles
An ARCO gas station in Los Angeles
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For the chamber orchestra, see ARCO Chamber Orchestra.

ARCO (an acronym for Atlantic Richfield Company) is an American oil company that was formed by the merger of East Coast-based Atlantic Refining and California-based Richfield Petroleum in 1966. The Atlantic Petroleum Storage Company's heritage dates to 1866; it became part of the Standard Oil trust in 1874, but achieved independence again when Standard Oil was broken up in 1911. ARCO was a principal in the discovery of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, North America's largest oil field, in 1968. The company acquired Sinclair Oil in 1969. Image File history File links ARCO gas station in Los Angeles, California. ... Image File history File links ARCO gas station in Los Angeles, California. ... Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany // The pipe organ is a musical (keyboard) instrument that produces sound by admitting air under pressure through a fipple mechanism of a whistle and/or through one or more reeds incorporated into pipes. ... The Royal College of Organists or RCO, based in Birmingham, England, is the United Kingdoms national body charged with promoting organ and choral music and overseeing musical education and training for organists and choral directors. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Standard Oil (1870–1911) was a large, integrated, oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Prudhoe Bay (pronounced Prue-toe) is a census-designated place located in North Slope Borough, Alaska. ... Sinclair Oil is an American petroleum company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


ARCO once had a presence in the southeastern U.S. - a stretch of State Highway 225 east of Loop 610 in Houston, TX had an oil tank farm once painted with the ARCO logo. Lyondell-Citgo would rebrand the oil tanks in the 1980s. Today, ARCO operates about 1500 stations in 6 US Western States: California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Arizona.[1]


ARCO bought Anaconda Copper Mining Company's Montana holdings in 1977, including the Berkeley Pit and the Anaconda, Montana Smelter. However, the purchase turned out to be a regrettable decision for ARCO. Lack of experience with hard-rock mining, and a sudden drop in the price of copper to below seventy cents a pound, the lowest in years, caused ARCO to suspend all operations in Butte. By 1983, only six years after acquiring rights to the "Richest Hill on Earth," the Berkeley Pit was completely idle. Ultimately however, the decision to sell this property was even more regrettable because by 2006 the price of copper had risen to over $4 per pound making it one of the most lucrative-ever investments and cash cow in the portfolio of subsequent purchaser, billionaire industrialist Dennis Washington. The Anaconda Copper Mine was a large copper mine in Butte, Montana. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Berkeley Pit is a gigantic former open pit copper mine located in Butte, Montana, and is the largest Superfund site. ... Anaconda, county seat of Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, is located in mountainous southwestern Montana. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... Uptown Butte Butte is a city that is in Silver Bow County, Montana and is the county seat. ...


ARCO, officially BP West Coast Products LLC, is now a subsidiary of BP. BP plc (LSE: BP, NYSE: BP, TYO: 5051 ), originally British Petroleum, is a British energy company with headquarters in London, one of six vertically integrated private sector oil, natural gas, and petrol (gasoline) supermajors in the world. ...


The Atlantic brand was spun off for ARCO's East Coast stations, and was acquired by Sunoco. The ARCO brand is now used on the West Coast. ARCO specializes in discount gas by removing many frills, among them forcing prepayment for fuel (except in Oregon, where customers are prohibited by state law from pumping their own gas), not accepting credit cards, and charging for use of debit cards. In most locations, it is co-branded with ampm convenience stores, also a division of BP West Coast (ARCO introduced the ampm concept in 1979). Sunoco NYSE: SUN is an American petroleum and petrochemical manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formerly known as Sun Company Inc. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Credit cards A credit card system is a type of retail transaction settlement and credit system, named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... A debit card is a plastic card which provides an alternative payment method to cash when making purchases. ... ampm is a convenience store chain with branches located in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Japan. ...


Over the course of 2004 and 2005, ARCO signs have been replaced. New signs still have the Arco spark, but BP's Helios (BP's new white, yellow, and green mark named after the Greek sun god which replaced the old British Petroleum shield mark)[2][3] is also located on the sign. A new tagline "ARCO - part of BP" has also appeared on some signs and advertisements. Some groups have speculated that this is the first step in a process that will see BP slowly rebrand the familiar ARCO logo with the BP Helios. ARCO is known for sponsoring the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California (license fee is $750,000/year with the license expiring in 2007).[4] Helios in his chariot In Greek mythology the sun was personified as Helios or Helius (Greek Ἥλιος / ἥλιος). Homer often calls him Titan and Hyperion. ... The ARCO Arena is an indoor arena located in Sacramento, California at , . Completed in 1988, at a cost of $40 million — entirely privately financed — it is home to the Sacramento Kings of the NBA and the WNBAs Sacramento Monarchs. ... Nickname: City of Trees Location of Sacramento in California County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Area    - City 99. ...


In March, 1997, ARCO also acquired the Downey, CA based independent Thrifty Oil[5] group of 250 stations found throughout California[6] after a damaging price war which the independent Thrifty was unable to win.[7]


ARCO's patented gasoline contains the cleaning additive, CleanTech.[8]


ARCO's pre-paid gift card is ARCO PumpPass. Certain BP owned and operated ARCO stations accept both the PumpPass card and the BP Cash! Card used at BP and Amoco stations.


As of October 2006, the BP Credit Card, issued by Citibank, is now issued by JPMorgan Chase. It has been rumored that ARCO may accept this card in the future. Citibank was founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. ... J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. ...


External links

  • ARCO Official Website
  • BP Official Website
  • ARCO PumpPass Webste

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