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1960 London registered Venezuelan oil producer. Controlled Golden Eagle Company of Canada which was going to build a small refinery[1]

1961 Plans to build a refinery in Panama[2]

1971 Their Californian refinery was leased to Carson Oil Co; the new refinery in Quebec was under construction[3]

Built up North Sea oil and gas production interests

1987 Sold its British petrol stations to Kuwait Petroleum[4]

1988 Acquire modern refinery in Los Angeles[5]

1991 Acquired by Lasmo which then put the US refining and marketing business for sale[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times August 11, 1960
  2. The Times September 16, 1961
  3. The Times, August 19, 1970
  4. The Times, March 4, 1987
  5. The Times September 9, 1988
  6. The Times, June 20, 1992