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Service Oriented Retail => Gas Stations => Topic started by: MikeRa on April 22, 2014, 01:50:12 PM



Title: ExxonMobil
Post by: MikeRa on April 22, 2014, 01:50:12 PM
I am starting this thread for anyone who wants to talk about Exxon, Mobil, and Esso


Title: Re: ExxonMobil
Post by: BillyGr on April 22, 2014, 03:48:52 PM
http://www.csnews.com/product-categories/fuels/mobil-brand-returns-new-jersey

Apparently they had to close the existing Mobil branded stations when Exxon and Mobil merged (15 years ago! - really doesn't seem that far back).  But now that restriction is gone, so they are coming back (at least a little bit).

Also surprising that there isn't already an ExxonMobil post around here somewhere, but there doesn't seem to be.


Title: Re: ExxonMobil
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on March 09, 2015, 11:51:00 AM
A Mobil Station replaced the BP Station at the corner of West Main Street and Chamberlain Highway in Meriden, Connecticut. Don't know when it changed. Before today (I had an appointment in Wallingford and I take the back roads) I hadn't been by that way in quite a while.


Title: Re: ExxonMobil
Post by: Ameskid on July 09, 2015, 04:55:39 PM
Esso was branded as Humble in Ohio and Kentucky. Here's a former Humble station in Florence, KY, given away by the shape of the roof on the building.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/300/19561691365_702ebabf63_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vNAMjM)Former Humble Oil, Florence, KY (https://flic.kr/p/vNAMjM) by Harvestman Man (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124303530@N08/), on Flickr


Title: Re: ExxonMobil
Post by: Hudsons81 on September 10, 2015, 08:09:10 AM
Ever since the merger, Exxon stations have started appearing in Michigan, a state that has traditionally been Mobil territory. Here are two new Exxon stations in Allen Park. The first one is on Southfield Road just south of I-94. The second one is at Allen Road and Jonas Street, south of downtown Allen Park.
(http://i.imgur.com/W8hAGeF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/gbv2cOB.jpg)


Title: Re: ExxonMobil
Post by: Hudsons81 on November 11, 2015, 09:56:59 AM
Another new Exxon has showed up. This new one is at the northeast corner of Fort and Omaha Streets in far southwestern Detroit. This station was previously Valero before becoming abandoned for a while.


Title: Re: ExxonMobil
Post by: ShopKoFan on November 11, 2015, 05:29:16 PM
LEGO Town building sets featuring the Exxon brand:


554 Fuel Tanker (1979)
(http://images.brickset.com/sets/images/554-1.jpg?200507040608)

6375 Gas Station (1980)
(http://images.brickset.com/sets/images/6375-2.jpg)

6679 Tow Truck (1980)
(http://images.brickset.com/sets/images/6679-2.jpg)

6696 Fuel Pumper (1984)
(http://images.brickset.com/sets/images/6696-1.jpg?200606140514)


Title: Re: ExxonMobil
Post by: TheFugitive on November 16, 2015, 02:13:22 PM
Giving my age away by saying that I remember when all of the Exxon stations were
known as Esso (which they still are in Canada).

My grandma used to give me hot chocolate in a giveaway cup from Esso that had
a picture of the Esso Tiger on it.


Title: Re: ExxonMobil
Post by: jamesway_95 on October 18, 2016, 09:10:02 PM
Giving my age away by saying that I remember when all of the Exxon stations were
known as Esso (which they still are in Canada).

The Esso name is still used in Europe as well.


Title: Re: ExxonMobil
Post by: retailisking on February 04, 2017, 04:11:02 PM
This short film segment helps explain why the Esso brand name was abandoned in the US in the early 1970s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lZkX01wFbE


Title: Re: ExxonMobil
Post by: Ameskid on April 09, 2017, 07:50:38 PM
The OH/KY/IN United Dairy Farmers Chain was formerly in an alliance with Mobil (with UDF providing C-store branding and Mobil providing the gas).  At some point in the past five or six years, the Mobil branding was removed and UDF branding began appearing on both the C-store and the gas portion.  That wiped out the majority of Mobil branding in the area.
Exxons are pretty common around here.  One down the road from my house in Kentucky is in a former BP station.


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