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British Petroleum Co Ltd, distributor of petrol and motor spirit, Fenchurch St, London
1906 Company established by Europaische Petroleum Union to market its products in Britain.
1908 Demonstration by British Petroleum of the use of liquid fuel to power a steam-driven yacht.
1908 Advert: Shell motor spirit.
1909 Use of crude petroleum supplied by British Petroleum in glass manufacturing furnace fitted with the Kermode air-jet system.
1909 Brochure promoting the use of liquid fuels in marine, locomotive, electrical generation, metallurgical and other works; also featured Carbogen burners of Hackney and Kermode's burners of Liverpool.
1911 Introduction of specific grading system for oil fuel to clarify the situation about which to be used where
1913 Advert for Shell II, the new motor spirit grade.
1916 The business was being carried on under supervision of the British government because the directors were German or of other nationalities; there were no British directors. Shell had distribution agreement with British Petroleum which continued until 1917; the German connection was causing great harm to the business so Shell had set up its own marketing company that would handle the marketing of products from 1 January 1917.
1917 Became a member of the Pool Board, set up by the government to control distribution of petroleum products.
1917 The company was acquired from the Public Trustee by Anglo-Persian Oil Co, together with 2 other companies which had been owned by the same German concern, Homelight Oil Co and the Petroleum SteamShip Co.
1931 A joint marketing company was formed  to market and sell the petrol and oil products of Shell and BP in UK. Shell owned 40%, BP owned 40% and 20% was held by the Eagle Group. The name of the company was Shell-Mex and B. P.