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Encyclopedia > Sinclair Oil Corporation

Sinclair Oil is an American petroleum company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Founded in 1916 by Harry F. Sinclair, the company operates 2,600 gas stations in 22 states in the western U.S. and the Midwest. The company also operates three refineries, two in Wyoming, one in Casper and the other in Rawlins and one in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Other operations include 1,000 miles of pipeline. Its logo includes a large green dinosaur. Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and oleum – oil), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish flammable liquid, which exists in the upper strata of some areas of the Earths crust. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... Modern gas station A filling station, gas station or petrol station is a facility that sells fuel for road motor vehicles – usually petrol (US: gas/gasoline), diesel fuel and LPG. The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States of America and Canada, where petrol is known as... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Midwest States (United States of America, ND to OH) The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... State nickname: Equality State Other U.S. States Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal Official languages English Area 253,554 km² (10th)  - Land 251,706 km²  - Water 1,851 km² (0. ... Downtown Casper Casper is a city located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Rawlins is a city located in Carbon County, Wyoming. ... Downtown Tulsa Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. ... State nickname: Sooner State Other U.S. States Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Governor Brad Henry Official languages None Area 181,196 km² (20th)  - Land 178,023 km²  - Water 3,173 km² (1. ... Orders Saurischia    Sauropodomorpha    Theropoda Ornithischia Dinosaurs are reptiles that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for most of their 165-million year existence. ...


The company has long history being a fixture on American roads and briefly in other countries with its green dinosaur logo. Sinclair was acquired by Atlantic Richfield in 1969. As the company was merged into ARCO, the famous Sinclair dinosaur went away, but a part was sold intact to Earl Holding in 1976 and continued on independently of ARCO in Western USA. ARCO (formerly Atlantic Richfield Company), officially BP West Coast Products LLC, is an American oil company that is a subsidiary of BP. The Atlantic brand was spun off for ARCOs East Coast stations, and was acquired by Sunoco. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Sinclair patented the gasoline additive SG-2000. The company also owns the "Little America Hotels & Resorts" group, which owns and operates Sun Valley, Idaho among other properties. Sun Valley is an affluent resort community located in Blaine County, Idaho, very near the city of Ketchum. ...


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Teapot Dome is the commonly used name applied to the scandal that rocked the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding. ... Modern gas station A filling station, gas station or petrol station is a facility that sells fuel for road motor vehicles – usually petrol (US: gas/gasoline), diesel fuel and LPG. The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States of America and Canada, where petrol is known as... Petrol (gasoline in the United States and Canada) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and oleum – oil), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish flammable liquid, which exists in the upper strata of some areas of the Earths crust. ... This is a list of automotive fuel (petrol or gasoline, diesel, etc. ... The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is made up of Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela; since 1965, its international headquarters have been in Vienna, Austria. ... This is a list of states that extract crude oil from oil wells. ... A convenience store is a small store or shop, generally accessible or local. ...

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  • Sinclair Oil Corporation (http://www.sinclairoil.com)

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Sinclair Oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (207 words)
Sinclair Oil is an American petroleum company based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sinclair was acquired by Atlantic Richfield in 1969.
As the company was merged into ARCO, the famous Sinclair dinosaur went away, but a part was sold intact to Earl Holding in 1976 and continued on independently of ARCO in Western USA.
Harry Ford Sinclair (498 words)
Harry Ford Sinclair, described in 1907 as the richest man in Kansas, was born near Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1876.
A Sinclair subsidiary was awarded a federal contract to develop a naval petroleum reserve in Wyoming.
Sinclair was acquitted of criminal conspiracy to defraud, but not after he was convicted of obstructing justice because he had hired private detectives to shadow the jurors.
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