Gulf History: When the company that was to be known as Gulf was born in 1901 with an oil discovery in Spindletop, Texas, the primary commercial fuel was coal. By 1903, the age of mechanization had arrived and it was now up to the petroleum industry to keep pace, for the age could not proceed without it. Gasoline development, into which Gulf invested millions of dollars, responded to advances in automotive technology to make the modern motorcar possible. Gulf remains one of the Northeast’s largest wholesalers of refined petroleum products and is well on its way based on the rankings in the rest of the country, too. Gulf Oil distributes motor fuel through a network of more than 2,000 branded gasoline retail centers, 12 proprietary oil terminals, and more than 70 other supply terminals. Gulf is an American company committed to providing you outstanding service, reliable fuel, exciting promotions, and dependable gas stations. Together with our partners, we focus on providing products designed for a constantly changing retail environment.