History Of Gulf Oil
Gulf History

History Of Gulf Oil

Gulf was founded back in 1901, but we’re very much a contemporary and forward-thinking company. In fact we’re the fastest growing lubricant business in the world, and currently operate in over 100 countries.

Thanks to our commitment to our customers across the globe, we have been named ‘Downstream Oil Company of the Year 2016 – UK’ in the prestigious Global Energy Oil and Gas Awards 2016. 

With a 100-year heritage, the Gulf brand is globally recognised and trusted by millions of customers. Opening the first-ever branded petrol station in Pittsburgh, USA in 1913, we have led the way in fuel retail ever since.

Thanks to our pioneering spirit, we began to develop other sites, branding them with the distinctive orange disc that still forms part of the Gulf logo today. During the 1960s, the Gulf brand developed high profile marketing campaigns, including sponsorship of the Apollo moon landings.

Gulf’s instantly recognisable orange disc is now synonymous around the world with high quality products, innovation and technical excellence.

From lubricants to filters, from car care products to retail fuel stations, Gulf offers a huge array of products and services in territories across the globe. Whatever sector you work in, whatever your requirements for your vehicles, we have the capabilities to meet them.