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This is an American gasoline better known as Amaco vintage sign.
The American gasoline company, also known as Amoco, was an American oil company that was founded in 1889 as Standard Oil of Indiana. It was one of the companies formed from the breakup of Standard Oil in 1911.
The company grew rapidly, and by the 1920s, it was one of the largest oil companies in the world. In 1922, it introduced a new gasoline brand called "American Gasoline," which eventually became its primary brand name.
During World War II, Amoco played a significant role in the war effort by producing fuel for the military. After the war, Amoco continued to expand and invest in new technologies, including the development of chemical products and the construction of refineries around the world.
In 1985, Amoco acquired Dome Petroleum, which gave it access to significant reserves of oil and gas in Canada. However, in 1998, Amoco merged with British Petroleum (BP) in a $55 billion deal, creating BP Amoco. The merged company later changed its name to simply "BP."
Amoco had a long history of innovation and was known for its research and development efforts. For example, it developed a process for converting crude oil into gasoline without the need for lead, which eventually led to the widespread use of unleaded gasoline.
Despite no longer existing as a standalone company, the legacy of Amoco lives on in the form of its former gas stations, which are still visible in many parts of the United States.
May 6th, 2023
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