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Encyclopedia > Standard Oil of Indiana

Amoco was a United States oil company formed from the dissolution of Standard Oil.


It was originally Standard Oil of Indiana, or Stanolind despite the fact that its headquarters was in Chicago, Illinois. Early operations centered on the Whiting, Indiana refinery.


Standard Oil of Indiana expanded from its Midwest roots by acquiring The American Oil Company (Amoco) along the eastern US coast and Pan-Am Petroleum in the southeastern US.


In 1998 the company merged with British Petroleum to form BPAmoco, which was later renamed simply BP.


Even though BP is currently changing existing Amoco stations to the BP livery, they are using the Amoco brand name for their gasoline and Diesel fuel.


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Refining (1068 words)
Initially, Standard of Indiana planned on building its new refinery at South Chicago, the terminus of a pipeline originating in the oil fields of Ohio and Indiana.
During the early 1910s, Standard of Indiana chemist and executive William M. Burton directed experiments at the Whiting plant that attempted to increase gasoline yields by processing (or “cracking”) the crude oil at higher temperatures and higher pressures.
Now owned by BP Amoco (Standard of Indiana, long a huge multinational corporation, changed its name to Amoco in 1985; Amoco merged with BP just before the end of the century), the Whiting facility was still among the largest oil refineries in the United States.
Wikinfo | Standard Oil (1258 words)
Standard Oil was an oil refining company founded by John D. Rockefeller and partners in 1863.
Standard Oil, formed well before the discovery of Spindletop and a demand for oil other than for heat and light, was well placed to control the growth of the oil business.
The "Standard Oil" man was constantly reminded in a thousand and one ways that punishment for disloyalty is sure and terrible, and that in no corner of the earth can he escape it, nor can any power on earth protect him from it.
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