Phillips Petroleum Company

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Phillips Petroleum Company

from the Museum in Bartlesville


the Museum

Phillips Petroleum Company was founded in 1917 by L.E. Phillips and Frank Phillips, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Their younger brother, Waite Phillips was the benefactor of Philmont Scout Ranch.


Phillips Petroleum is headquartered in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Phillips Petroleum vs. State of Wisconsin which held that the Federal government should regulate under the Natural Gas Act the prices which natural gas producers charge when selling gas at the wellhead.


the Phillip's brothers

In late 1984, Mesa Power LP Company, led by T. Boone Pickens, Jr., attempted a hostile takeover of Phillips Petroleum. Phillips remained an independent company, but recapitalized with greater debt.


Anna Anderson Davis
"The Richest Little Indian Girl in Oklahoma"

her 180 acre allotment had oil
which was licensed by Phillips

On August 30, 2002, Conoco Inc. merged with Phillips Petroleum to form ConocoPhillips.  The best-known brand of Phillips Petroleum is Phillips 66, named in part for US Highway 66.

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those who deliver the products


by horse drawn wagon



by truck


by hand pump


by electric pump


the start of oil company credit cards






synthetic motor oil


motor oil pump



gas for cooking


gas for aviation



Wiley Post flew the highest with Phillips gas



oil well on the state capitol grounds



Phillips plastic


Paul Hogan pioneered Marlex plastics by Phillips


plastic products


from a small start with a simple switchboard


to Worldwide Company

Phillips Petroleum Company Price Tower Woolaroc

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