Gas station in Arlington Heights, Illinois
102 West Northwest Highway
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Open 24 hours
847-255-2421 | Directions, Hours
Mobil the brand name within the combined company, ExxonMobil, as well as still being a gas station sometimes paired with its own store or On the Run.
Mobil is credited with being the first company to introduce paying at the pump at its gas stations, as well as the first company to introduce a mobile payment device, today known as Speedpass.
Mobil’s brand name is primarily used to market motor oils, such as Mobil 1. The former Mobil headquarters in Fairfax County, Virginia, was used as ExxonMobil’s downstream headquarters until 2015 when ExxonMobil consolidated employees into a new corporate campus in Spring, Texas.
Seven Sisters was a common term for the seven transnational oil companies of the “Consortium for Iran” oligopoly or cartel, which dominated the global petroleum industry from the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s. The oligopoly lasted until the 1970s when OPEC and national oil companies gained control over the key governing arrangements for oil production. The companies were accused of interlocking ownership of oil fields to maintain collusion and restrict oil supply, so that the companies would reap greater profits.
Mobil Corporation (originally Standard Oil Company of New York and then Socony-Vacuum Oil Company) was an American oil company that merged with Exxon in 1999 to form ExxonMobil. Prior to its merger with Exxon, Mobil was one of the Seven Sisters that dominated the global petroleum industry from the mid-1940s until the 1970s. As one of the 34 original companies to descend from the breakup of Standard Oil, Mobil was originally known as the Standard Oil Company of New York (Socony).
Published July 25, 2021