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gasoildude
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posted 01-02-2007 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gasoildude   Click Here to Email gasoildude     Edit/Delete Message

This month I will be giving you the history on the Cities Service Oil Co. This is my first time doing one so I hope I do ok. If you have any pics of cans,stations,pumps & globes feel free to send them to me & I can post them. Well here I go & I hope you enjoy.

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Jarvis
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posted 01-03-2007 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jarvis   Click Here to Email Jarvis     Edit/Delete Message
I think you are using the thumb nail option.

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Dick Bennett
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posted 01-03-2007 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dick Bennett   Click Here to Email Dick Bennett     Edit/Delete Message
DSP curb sign

15" complete globe

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gasoildude
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posted 01-03-2007 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gasoildude   Click Here to Email gasoildude     Edit/Delete Message
The story of CITGO Petroleum Corporation as an enduring American success story began back in 1910 when pioneer oilman, Henry L. Dougherty, created the Cities Service Company.

When Cities Service determined that it needed to change its marketing brand, it introduced the name CITGO in 1965, retaining the first syllable of its long-standing name and ending with "GO" to imply power, energy and progressiveness. The now familiar and enduring CITGO "trimark" logo was born.

Occidental Petroleum bought Cities Service in 1982, and CITGO was incorporated as a wholly owned refining, marketing and transportation subsidiary in the spring of the following year. Then, in August, 1983, CITGO was sold to The Southland Corporation to provide an assured supply of gasoline to Southland's 7-Eleven convenience store chain.

In September, 1986, Southland sold a 50 percent interest in CITGO to Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. PDVSA acquired the remaining half of CITGO in January, 1990. With a secure and ample supply of crude oil, CITGO quickly became a major force in the energy arena. CITGO was officially born in the spring of 1983, but the company traces its heritage back to the early 1900s and a pioneer oilman named Henry L. Dougherty.

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posted 01-04-2007 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hawkike   Click Here to Email hawkike     Edit/Delete Message

A CITGO pole thermometer from Kansas City,Kansas

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Dave Rowlison
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posted 01-04-2007 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Rowlison   Click Here to Email Dave Rowlison     Edit/Delete Message

CITIES SERVICE CLASSIC JACKSON, MICHIGAN
BOTTOM PICTURE TAKEN DEC. 1997
TOP PICTURE SOME TIME LATER.
THE STATION HAS SINCE BEEN PAINTED !!!!

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gasoildude
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Some brief history of the company. The Cities Service Company in the early 1900s, was recognized for its hard work and successful projects. In 1931, the company completed the country's first long-distance, high-pressure natural gas transportation system. The famous "Big Inch" project was a 24-inch pipeline that stretched 1,000 miles from Amarillo, Texas, to Chicago.

Henry Latham Doherty (1870-1939) was the founder of the Cities Service Company.
1901- C, (ITIO) a predecessor to Cities Service, is formed
1904- Oil produced from the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company Lease reaches four million barrels
1910- Henry L. Doherty creates Cities Service Company to supply gas and electricity to small public utilities
1912- Cities Service first enters oil and natural gas business in the Mid-Continent Field with the purchase of the Quapaw Gas Company
1912- Doherty and the Cities Service Company buy the extensive oil and gas holdings of the Barnsdall Properties
1913- Cities Service buys the Empire Gas Company.
1914- The Empire subsidiary of Cities Service discovers and develops the Augusta and Eldorado fields in Kansas.
1915- Headquartered at 60 Wall Street in New York, Cities Service had 98 subsidiaries.
1916- Cities Service purchases its first refineries in Okmulgee, OK, Cushing, OK and Gainesville, TX.
1916- Henry L. Doherty, with fund-raising help from Josef Pulitzer, installs nighttime lighting for the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
1916- Cities Service acquires the Crew Levick Company and its refinery on Petty's Island in the Delaware River. To this day CITGO still operates a terminal on Petty's Island.
1917- Cities Service subsidiary Empire Gas & Fuel increases its fuel production from 3,000,000 barrels in 1915 to 36,000,000 in 1917.
1918- Cities Service subsidiaries produce half the oil used by the Allies in the final year of the war.
1919- Cities Service has seven refineries as of November 28.
1919- Henry L. Doherty uses motion pictures to convince business people to invest in Cities Service-the first such use of movies.
1925- Cities Service begins drilling in the rich Seminole Field in Oklahoma using new tools and oil recovery techniques.
1927- All the Cities Service subsidiaries combined had, or were drilling, 176 wells and producing 160,000 barrels per day.
1927- Cities Service consolidates all the gas producing and transportation activities of the Empire Company into the Cities Service Gas Company.
1927- Cities Services introduces the high octane "Koolmotor" gasoline along with its companion "Koolmore" motor oil.
1928- Cities Service discovers the famous Oklahoma City Pool, one of the largest and most productive oil fields of the time.
1928- Cities Service merges with Arkansas Natural Gas and its subsidiaries, Ark Fuel and Louisiana Oil Refining.
1929- Future President of Cities Service W. Alton Jones buys $50 million worth of utilities.
1930- The Oklahoma City Field produces 36.4 million barrels of oil, 4th largest of American fields.
1930- Cities Service buys a bulk lubricants plant and warehouse in Chicago.
1931- Cities Service becomes a billion dollar corporation with 25,000 employees.
1935- W. Alton Jones, as Senior Vice President of Cities Service testifies against the Wheeler-Rayburn Bill (Public Utilities Act of 1935 which would break up the utility companies).
1936- Cities Service marketing moves from Chicago to Tulsa.
1936- At the close of the year Cities Service was comprised of 24 petroleum companies, 45 electric companies and 15 natural gas companies.
1937- Henry L. Doherty recognized with the Anthony Lucas Medal for "Distinguished Achievement for Improving the Technique of Finding and Producing Oil."
1940- W. Alton Jones becomes President of Cities Service.
1940- Cities Service begins stripping itself of 166 utility subsidiaries in compliance with the Public Utilities Holding Act of 1935.
1940- The now famous sign is erected in Kenmore Square in Boston. The sign, which was replaced with the CITGO logo after its creation in 1965, has become a landmark, familiar to Boston Marathon participants and Boston Red Sox fans.
1940- Cities Service buys the remaining shares of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company.
1942- Construction begins on the Cities Service Refinery at Lake Charles, LA, at an estimated cost of $72 million.
1942- SS Cities Service Empire, an oil tanker owned by Cities Service, is sunk by a German U-boat off the Florida coast.
1943- Cities Service completes construction of "the Big Inch"-the biggest, longest pipeline ever-to help supply petroleum products to the war effort.
1944- Lake Charles Refinery goes into full operation-the world's largest high octane aviation gasoline refinery.
1944- Cities Service refineries process 53 million barrels of crude oil to fuel the war effort.
1945- By the end of World War II, Cities Service fleet of oil tankers had delivered 32 million barrels of oil to military forces around the globe.
1946- Cities Services partners with other oil companies to form joint exploration and production company in the Gulf of Mexico.
1949- The Cit-Con Lubricants and Wax Refinery, a joint venture between Cities Service and Conoco is built. It is 65 percent owned and operated by Cities Service.
1951- A crude topping unit at Lake Charles Refinery has a record run of 875 consecutive days and "B" Cat establishes a record 1,058-day run.
1952- Cities Service begins exploration in the Middle East in Muscat and Oman.
1953- Cities Service joint venture discovers oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
1954- Cities Service acquires exclusive rights to operate service stations on the New Jersey Turnpike.
1957- Cities Service begins aggressive credit card marketing and makes first delivery of jet fuel to the U.S. Air Force.
1958- Cities Service begins building "super" service stations-each averaging about 800,000 gallons of gasoline a year.
1959- Cities Service subsidiary Arkansas Fuel operates 1,159 oil wells and in Louisiana drills its deepest well-15,120 feet.
1959- J. Ed Warren named President of Cities Service.
CITCO is still strong today.

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posted 01-04-2007 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chevelle SS   Click Here to Email Chevelle SS     Edit/Delete Message
This is one of the trash cans in my shop.

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posted 01-06-2007 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quartcans   Click Here to Email quartcans     Edit/Delete Message
Here are some pictures I have photographed in collections or at shows etc............



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gasoildude
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posted 01-06-2007 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gasoildude   Click Here to Email gasoildude     Edit/Delete Message
Here are some globes sent to me buy Aaron Hop. Very nice globes Aaron Thanks for sharing.

The first two are some nice one piece clover shaped globes.


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gasoildude
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posted 01-06-2007 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gasoildude   Click Here to Email gasoildude     Edit/Delete Message
Next are four Hull bodied globes. There are a few more of these out there in a different version please share them if you have them.

The next seven are three piece globes.


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gasoildude
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posted 01-06-2007 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gasoildude   Click Here to Email gasoildude     Edit/Delete Message
Here are some signs from Cities Service. Thank you Bob for sharing these.


A cool clover Koolmotor sign.

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gasoildude
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posted 01-06-2007 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gasoildude   Click Here to Email gasoildude     Edit/Delete Message
Some more signs.
The earlyer signs from Cities Service where done in black.



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