História Gulf Oil

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.

In addition to worldwide coverage for lubricant sales, today Gulf is now present in over 25 countries across the world for both fuel retailing and lubricants, with aspirations of achieving 60 by 2020.



December 2012


Gulf acquires the world’s largest metalworking fluids manufacturer, US-based Houghton International.


Slippery when wet

Gulf Oil Marine is established, growing rapidly to become one of the top 6 Marine lubricant companies, servicing more than 1000 ports worldwide.


Skupina Hinduja Group

Skupina Hinduja Group kupuje Gulf, z čoho sa neskôr vytvorí skupina Gulf Oil International


Gulf sponzoruje Porsche

Gulf sponzoruje tím Porshe Racing a stáva sa synonymom motošportového pretekania


The Man at Le Mans

Film ‘Le Mans’  Steva McQueena priniesol značke prestíž

Sponzorstvo futbalového klubu Manchester United


Výroba spoločnosti Gulf dosahuje svoj vrchol, spracováva 1,3m3 barelov denne


Venezuela dobrodružstvo

Gulf zakladá svoju prítomnosť na ropných poliach Venezuely


Gulf predáva concesiu Barco spoločnosti Texaco


Gulf kupuje koncesiu Barco oil


Innovative Thinking

Gulf introduces the first drive through fuel station


Gulf začína prvú vrtnú ťažbu ropy na svete