- Skelly Oil
Skelly Oil was an independent
oil companyfounded in 1919 by William Grove Skellyin Tulsa, Oklahoma. [cite web | title=Skelly Oil Company | url=http://www.otr.com/skelly.html |publisher= Old Time Radio | accessdate=2007-05-13] It had previously been known as Midland Refining Company.
The company was well known as a sponsor of
radio dramaseries The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allenand Captain Midnight.
William Skelly lost control of the company to
J. Paul Gettyin the 1930s. [cite news| title=Boiling Oil | url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,794075,00.html | publisher=Time Magazine | date= 1948-01-05| accessdate=2007-05-13] Skelly Oil was eventually merged into Getty Oilin 1977. [cite web| url=http://www.frontieroil-eldorado.com/refinery_history.asp | title=Frontier Eldorado Refining Company history | accessdate=2007-05-13] Many former Skelly gas stations were rebranded to Getty, then to Texacoafter Getty was acquired.
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