Fact Box: History Of Esso Trading Name

(Energy Analytics Institute, 24.Oct.2020) — Esso is a trading name for Irving, Texas-based ExxonMobil and its related companies.

The company started off as Standard Oil of New Jersey following the breakup of Standard Oil. In 1972, the name was largely replaced in the US by the Exxon brand after the oil giant acquired Humble Oil, while the Esso name remained widely used elsewhere, according to ExxonMobil data.

In South America, ExxonMobil’s affiliate in Guyana — where the company has found more than 8 billion barrels of equivalent oil in the Stabroek Block — is called Esso Exploration and Production Guyana.


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