144 relations: Amarillo, Texas, Apollo 11, Apollo Lunar Module, Arbitrage, Ashland Inc., Auto racing, Bantry Bay, Barco oil concession, Beaumont, Texas, Bill Noël, Boston, BP, Brand, Bringin' Home the Oil, Bruce McLaren, Burgan field, Business incubator, Cabinda Province, Caddo Lake, Canada, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Chevron Corporation, Citgo, City of Westminster, Colombia, Conoco, Consumer confusion, Corporate raid, Corporation, Cumberland Farms, Cumulative voting, Delaware General Corporation Law, Democratic Party (United States), Diesel fuel, Exploration, Extraction of petroleum, Exxon, Federal Trade Commission, Fluid catalytic cracking, Ford GT40, Fortune 500, Framingham, Massachusetts, Franchising, Gasoline, General Electric, Get-rich-quick scheme, Greenmail, Grumman, Grumman F3F, Gulf Canada, ..., Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Oil, Gulf Oil LP, Gulf Tower, Hinduja Group, Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson's, Intellectual property, Irwin, Pennsylvania, Jobber (fuel), John Wyer, Jonas Savimbi, Kuwait, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Le Mans (film), Lead Replacement Petrol, List of government space agencies, List of international auto racing colors, London, Marketing, McLaren, Mellon family, Mellon Financial, Mid-Sea Road, Mobil, Motorway service area, National Air and Space Museum, NBC News, New economy, New York City, Northeastern United States, Occidental Petroleum, Oil tanker, Okinawa Prefecture, Oklahoma, Old Navy, Olympia and York, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Petro-Canada, Petrochemical, Petroleum, Petroleum industry, Philadelphia, Phillips Petroleum Company, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh metropolitan area, Porsche 917, Port Arthur, Texas, Portugal, Presidency of Ronald Reagan, Refining, Republican Party (United States), Rest area, Royal Dutch Shell, Royalty trust, Scale model, Seven Sisters (oil companies), Shell Oil Company, Six-Day War, Skyscraper, Southern United States, Spain, Spindletop, Steve McQueen, Subsidiary, Sunoco, T. Boone Pickens, TAG Heuer, TAG Heuer Monaco, Texaco, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, Transport, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. Steel Tower, Ultramar, UNITA, United States, United States Senate, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center, Unocal Corporation, Venezuela, Walt Disney anthology television series, Western Pennsylvania, Whiddy Island Disaster, White knight (business), William Larimer Mellon, Sr., World War II, 1975 Philadelphia Gulf refinery fire, 7-Eleven. Expand index (94 more) » « Shrink index
Amarillo is the fourteenth most populous city in the state of Texas, also the largest city in the Texas Panhandle, and the seat of Potter County.
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Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC.
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The Apollo Lunar Module (LM), originally designated the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM), was the lander portion of the Apollo spacecraft built for the US Apollo program by Grumman Aircraft to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the surface and back.
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In economics and finance, arbitrage is the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets: striking a combination of matching deals that capitalize upon the imbalance, the profit being the difference between the market prices.
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Ashland Inc. is an American Fortune 500 company which operates in more than 100 countries.
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Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing or automobile racing) is a sport involving the racing of automobiles for competition.
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Bantry Bay (Cuan Baoi / Inbhear na mBárc / Bádh Bheanntraighe) is a bay located in County Cork, Ireland.
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The Barco oil concession was one of the main concessions in Colombia during the early development of its petroleum industry, the other being the De Mares concession.
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Beaumont is a city in and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas, United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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William Douglas Noël, known as Bill Noël (May 11, 1914 – January 9, 1987), was an independent oilman, industrialist, banker, rancher, philanthropist, and civic leader in Odessa, Texas.
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Boston (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
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BP plc, also referred to by its former name British Petroleum, is one of the world's six "supermajor" oil and gas companies.
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A brand (or marque for car model) is a name, term, design, symbol or other feature that distinguishes one seller's product from those of others.
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Bringin' Home the Oil is an Irish-themed sea shanty written in 1969 by Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers as the theme for a two-minute long television commercial for Gulf Oil as part of their sponsorship of NBC News coverage of the US space program and the national political conventions in celebration of Gulf Oil's then-new operations in Bantry Bay.
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Bruce Leslie McLaren (30 August 1937 – 2 June 1970) was a New Zealand race-car designer, driver, engineer and inventor.
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The onshore supergiant Burgan field is an oil field situated in the desert of southeastern Kuwait.
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A business incubator in business speak is a company that helps new and startup companies to develop by providing services such as management training or office space.
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Cabinda (also spelled Kabinda, formerly Portuguese Congo, known locally as Tchiowa) is an exclave and province of Angola, a status that has been disputed by many political organizations in the territory.
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Caddo Lake (Lac Caddo) is a lake and wetland on the border between Texas and Louisiana, in northern Harrison County and southern Marion County in Texas and western Caddo Parish in Louisiana.
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Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.
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Carlisle is a borough in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States.
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Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy corporation.
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Citgo Petroleum Corporation (or Citgo) is an American refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.
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The City of Westminster is an Inner London borough which occupies much of the central area of Greater London including most of the West End.
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Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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Conoco Inc. was an American oil company founded in 1875 as the Continental Oil and Transportation Company.
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Consumer confusion is a state of mind that leads to consumers making imperfect purchasing decisions or lacking confidence in the correctness of their purchasing decisions.
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In business, a corporate raid is the process of buying a large stake in a corporation and then using shareholder voting rights to require the company to undertake novel measures designed to increase the share value, generally in opposition to the desires and practices of the corporation's current management.
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A corporation is a company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law.
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Cumberland Farms is a regional chain of convenience stores based in Framingham, Massachusetts, and operating primarily in New England, portions of the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, and Florida.
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Cumulative voting (also accumulation voting, weighted voting or multi-voting) is a multiple-winner voting system intended to promote more proportional representation than winner-take-all elections.
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The Delaware General Corporation Law (Title 8, Chapter 1 of the Delaware Code) is the statute governing corporate law in the U.S. state of Delaware.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party to its right.
Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel.
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Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources.
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The extraction of petroleum is the process by which usable petroleum is extracted and removed from the earth.
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Exxon is a brand of motor fuel and related products by ExxonMobil.
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is one of the most important conversion processes used in petroleum refineries.
The Ford GT40 is a high performance American-British endurance racing car, built and designed in England (Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III) and in the United States (Mk IV), and powered by a series of American-built engines, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times, from 1966 to 1969 (1966 being the Mk II, 1967 the Mk IV, and 1968-1969 the oldest chassis design, the Mk I).
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The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 large U.S. corporations as ranked by their gross revenue, after adjustments made by Fortune to exclude the impact of excise taxes companies incur.
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Framingham is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.
Franchising is the practice of the right to use a firm's business model and brand for a prescribed period of time.
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Gasoline, also known as petrol outside of North America, is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in internal combustion engines.
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General Electric (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York.
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A get-rich-quick scheme is a plan to acquire high rates of return for a small investment.
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Greenmail or greenmailing is the practice of purchasing enough shares in a firm to threaten a takeover, thereby forcing the target firm to buy those shares back at a premium in order to suspend the takeover.
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The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, later Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a leading 20th century U.S. producer of military and civilian aircraft.
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The Grumman F3F was the last American biplane fighter aircraft delivered to the United States Navy, and served between the wars.
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Gulf Canada, originally British-American Oil and eventually Gulf Canada Resources, was a major Canadian integrated gas, oil, and resources company that operated between 1906 and 2001.
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The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent.
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Gulf Oil was a major global oil company from the 1900s to the 1980s.
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Gulf Oil LP is a major American oil company formed when Cumberland Farms acquired the naming rights to the Gulf Oil brand from Chevron in the United States in 1986.
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Gulf Tower is a 44-story, Art Deco skyscraper in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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The Hinduja Group is a global conglomerate company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
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Holiday Inn is a multinational brand of hotels, part of the LSE-listed InterContinental Hotels Group.
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Howard Johnson's, or Howard Johnson, is a chain of hotels, motels and restaurants located primarily throughout the United States and Canada.
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Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law.
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Irwin is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh.
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A jobber, or petroleum marketer, is a person or company that purchases quantities of refined fuel from refining companies (e.g. BP, Shell, Exxon), either for sale to retailers (e.g., gasoline stations), or to sell directly to the users of those products (e.g., home heating oil to homeowners, lubricating oils to industrial operations or repair shops, jet fuel to FBOs, etc.). In essence, the jobber acts as the "middleman" between the company that refines the petroleum products and those that either use them or market them at retail prices.
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John Wyer (11 December 1909 in Kidderminster, England – 1989 in Scottsdale, Arizona, US) was an English automobile racing engineer and team manager.
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Jonas Malheiro Savimbi (3 August 1934 – 22 February 2002) was an Angolan political and military leader who founded and led the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).
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Kuwait (دولة الكويت), officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in Western Asia.
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The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) is an oil company headquartered in Ahmadi, Kuwait.
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Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (مؤسسة البترول الكويتية) is Kuwait's national oil company, headquartered in Kuwait City.
Le Mans is a 1971 action film directed by Lee H. Katzin, starring Steve McQueen.
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Lead Replacement Petrol (LRP) is a fuel developed to provide an alternative to leaded petrol.
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This is a list of government agencies engaged in activities related to outer space and space exploration.
From the beginning of organised motor sport events, in the early 1900s, until the late 1960s, before commercial sponsorship liveries came into common use, vehicles competing in Formula One, sports car racing, touring car racing and other international auto racing competitions customarily painted their cars in standardized racing colours that indicated the nation of origin of the car or driver.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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Marketing is about communicating the value of a product, service or brand to customers or consumers for the purpose of promoting or selling that product, service, or brand.
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McLaren Racing Limited, competing as McLaren Honda, is a British Formula One team based at the McLaren Technology Centre, Woking, Surrey, England.
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The Mellon family is a wealthy and influential family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Mellon Financial Corporation was one of the world's largest money management firms.
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The is a road in Uruma, Okinawa, Japan.
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Mobil, previously known as the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, is a major Anglo-American oil company which merged with Exxon in 1999 to form a parent company called ExxonMobil. Today Mobil continues as a major brand name within the combined company, as well as still being a gas station sometimes paired with their own store or On the Run.
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In the UK motorway service areas, also known as 'service stations' or 'services', are places where drivers can leave a motorway to refuel/recharge, rest, eat & drink, shop or stay in an on-site overnight hotel (usually Travelodge UK or Days Inn).
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The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) of the Smithsonian Institution holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world in of exhibition floor space.
NBC News is a division of the American broadcast network NBC.
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The new economy is the result of the transition from a manufacturing-based economy to a service-based economy.
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New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
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The Northeastern United States, or simply the Northeast, is a geographical region of the United States bounded to the north by Canada, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Southern United States, and to the west by the Midwestern United States.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) is an American, Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, the Middle East region, and South America.
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An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a merchant ship designed for the bulk transport of oil.
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is the southernmost prefecture of Japan.
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Oklahoma (Cherokee: Asgaya gigageyi / ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎩᎦᎨᏱ; or translated ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ (òɡàlàhoma), Pawnee: Uukuhuúwa, Cayuga: Gahnawiyoˀgeh) is a state located in the South Central United States.
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Old Navy is a popular clothing and accessories retailer owned by American multinational corporation Gap Inc. It has corporate operations in San Francisco and San Bruno, California.
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Olympia & York (also spelled as Olympia and York, abbreviated as O&Y) was a major international property development firm based in Canada.
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Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a U.S. state located in the North and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and the Great Lakes region.
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The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway operated by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) was created in 1937 to construct, finance, operate, and maintain the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Petro-Canada is a retail and wholesale marketing brand of Suncor Energy.
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Petrochemicals are chemical products derived from petroleum.
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Petroleum (L. petroleum, from early 15c. "petroleum, rock oil" (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin petroleum, from petra: "rock" + ''oleum'': "oil".) is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface, which is commonly refined into various types of fuels.
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The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and marketing petroleum products.
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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous in the United States.
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Phillips Petroleum Co. was an American oil company incorporated in 1917 that expanded into petroleum refining, marketing and transportation, natural gas gathering and the chemicals sectors.
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of 305,842 and the county seat of Allegheny County.
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The Pittsburgh metropolitan area (also called Greater Pittsburgh, Southwestern Pennsylvania or the Pittsburgh Tri-State) is the largest population center in both the Ohio River Valley and Appalachia.
The Porsche 917 is a race car that gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971.
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Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont−Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. state of Texas.
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Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa), is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe.
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The United States presidency of Ronald Reagan, also known as the Reagan administration, was a Republican administration headed by Ronald Reagan from January 20, 1981, to January 20, 1989.
Refining (also perhaps called by the mathematical term affining) is the process of purification of a (1) substance or a (2) form.
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The Republican Party, commonly referred to as GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
A rest area, travel plaza, rest stop, or service area is a public facility, located next to a large thoroughfare such as a highway, expressway, or freeway at which drivers and passengers can rest, eat, or refuel without exiting on to secondary roads.
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Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.
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A royalty trust is a type of corporation, mostly in the United States or Canada, usually involved in oil and gas production or mining.
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A scale model is most generally a physical representation of an object, which maintains accurate relationships between all important aspects of the model, although absolute values of the original properties need not be preserved.
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The "Seven Sisters " was a term coined in the 1950s by businessman Enrico Mattei, then-head of the Italian state oil company Eni, to describe the seven oil companies which formed the "Consortium for Iran" cartel and dominated the global petroleum industry from the mid-1940s to the 1970s.
Shell Oil Company is the United States-based subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, a multinational "oil major" of Anglo-Dutch origins, which is amongst the largest oil companies in the world.
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The Six-Day War (Hebrew: מלחמת ששת הימים, Milhemet Sheshet Ha Yamim; Arabic: النكسة, an-Naksah, "The Setback" or حرب ۱۹٦۷, Ḥarb 1967, "War of 1967"), also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt (known at the time as the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and Syria.
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A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of over 40 floors, mostly designed for office, commercial and residential uses.
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The Southern United States—commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South—is a region of the United States of America.
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Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.
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Spindletop is a salt dome oil field located in the southern portion of Beaumont, Texas in the United States.
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Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor.
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A subsidiary, subsidiary company or daughter company"daughter company.
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Sunoco Inc. is an American petroleum and petrochemical manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, formerly known as Sun Company Inc. (1886–1920 and 1976–1998) and Sun Oil Co. (1920–1976).
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Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. (born May 22, 1928), known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. As of September 2014, Pickens has a net worth of $1 billion.
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TAG Heuer S.A. (English pronunciation) is a Swiss manufacturing company that designs, manufactures and markets watches and fashion accessories as well as eyewear and mobile phones manufactured under license by other companies and carrying the Tag Heuer brand name.
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The TAG Heuer Monaco (originally Heuer Monaco) is a series of automatic chronograph wristwatch originally introduced by Heuer in 1969 in honour of the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Texaco ("The Texas Company") is the name of an American oil retail brand.
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The Clancy Brothers were an influential Irish folk group, which initially developed as a part of the American folk music revival.
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Thomas "Tommy" Makem (4 November 1932 – 1 August 2007) was an internationally celebrated Irish folk musician, artist, poet and storyteller.
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Transport or transportation is the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another.
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Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States.
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U.S. Steel Tower, also known as the Steel Building (formerly USX Tower) is a 64-story, skyscraper with of leasable space at 600 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Ultramar is an Eastern Canadian gas and home fuel retailer, with head office in Montreal.
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The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) (Portuguese: União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola) is the second-largest political party in Angola.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the U.S. House of Representatives makes up the U.S. Congress.
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The University of Pittsburgh (commonly referred to as Pitt) is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center, commonly known as U-PARC, is a one-million-square foot (93,000 m2), high-security research park campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
Union Oil Company of California, dba Unocal is a defunct company that was a major petroleum explorer and marketer in the late 19th century, through the 20th century, and into the early 21st century.
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Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela), is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.
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Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954.
Western Pennsylvania refers to the western third of the state of Pennsylvania in the United States.
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The Whiddy Island disaster, also known as the Betelgeuse incident, occurred on 8 January 1979, at around 1:00 a.m., when the oil tanker Betelgeuse exploded in West Cork, Ireland, at the offshore jetty of the Whiddy Island Oil Terminal, due to the failure of the ship's structure during an operation to discharge its cargo of oil.
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In business, a white knight is a friendly investor that acquires a corporation at a fair consideration with the support from the corporation's board of directors and management.
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William Larimer Mellon, Sr. (1 June 1868 – October 9, 1949), sometimes referred to as W. L., was a founder of Gulf Oil.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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A refinery owned by Gulf Oil Corporation in Philadelphia, located at Girard Point on the Schuylkill River in South Philadelphia, caught fire on August 17, 1975.
7-Eleven (or 7-11) is an international chain of retail convenience stores that operates primarily as a franchise.
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