Skelly Oil

Skelly Oil

Skelly Oil was an independent oil company founded in 1919 by William Grove Skelly in Tulsa, Oklahoma. [cite web | title=Skelly Oil Company | url= |publisher= Old Time Radio | accessdate=2007-05-13] It had previously been known as Midland Refining Company.

Arts sponsorship

The company was well known as a sponsor of radio drama series The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen and Captain Midnight.

Getty takeover

William Skelly lost control of the company to J. Paul Getty in the 1930s. [cite news| title=Boiling Oil | url=,9171,794075,00.html | publisher=Time Magazine | date=1948-01-05 | accessdate=2007-05-13] Skelly Oil was eventually merged into Getty Oil in 1977. [cite web| url= | title=Frontier Eldorado Refining Company history | accessdate=2007-05-13] Many former Skelly gas stations were rebranded to Getty, then to Texaco after Getty was acquired.


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