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Ohio Oil Company - American Oil & Gas Historical Society

To resist the Standard Oil Trust, several small wildcat enterprises joined forces in 1887 in Lima, Ohio to form “The Ohio Oil Company,” with Henry M. Ernst serving as its first president. The alliance only delayed the inevitable however, and in 1889, the Standard Oil Trust added Ohio Oil Company to its growing list of acquisitions.…

Ohio Oil Company - Ohio History Central

In 1885, oil deposits were discovered in northwest Ohio. To excavate the oil, the Ohio Oil Company was formed in 1887. The company's primary purpose was excavation of oil, not the refining and marketing of the product. In 1889, the Standard Oil Company purchased the Ohio Oil Company.…

The Ohio Channel

In 1887, the Ohio Oil Company was incorporated by five independent oil producers in the Lima field. J.C. Donnell was elected President of the Ohio Oil Company in 1901. Twenty-eight years later construction began on the new office building located at South Main Street and Hardin Streets.…

Our History Marathon Petroleum Corporation

In 1887, several small oil companies banded together to form The Ohio Oil Company. From this humble beginning, we evolved into Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Along the way, gas stations took on new looks and additional services, new refining processes were born and the precursor to the modern credit card was first issued.…