Vintage Esso Collectibles

While many people associate Esso with Standard Oil since "Esso" is the phonetic pronunciation of the first letters in U.S. petroleum conglomerate that once owned it, its roots are actually Canadian. In 1880, 16 refineries located between Lakes Huron and Erie, an area sometimes called "Canada's Oil Lands," joined forces to create the Imperial Oil Company. By the time Standard Oil acquired it in 1898, Imperial was operating Canada's largest...Continue Reading