Shell oil Motor Advertising from the 1920's
Royal Dutch Shell plc commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company.
In 1919, Shell took control of the Mexican Eagle Petroleum Company and in 1921 formed Shell-Mex Limited which marketed products under the "Shell" and "Eagle" brands in the United Kingdom. In 1929, Shell Chemicals was founded. By the end of the 1920s, Shell was the world's leading oil company, producing 11 percent of the world's crude oil supply and owning 10 percent of its tanker tonnage.
1921 The existing organisation for sale of petrol in the UK previously represented by the Shell Marketing Company Ltd and Anglo-Mexican Petroleum Co Ltd were combined from 1 January 1921 as Shell-MexLtd
1924 Opened refinery at Stanlow, Cheshire.
1927 January 17th. Sir Marcus Samuel 'principal actor in the foundation of Shell Transport and Trading Company died.
1928 Opened refinery at Ardrossan, Ayrshire.
1929 Started to make chemicals from oil, via a partnership in the Netherlands called NV Mekog, which manufactured ammonia from coke-oven gas.
Meanwhile, in the United States, the Shell Chemical Co (founded 1929) began the world's first production of ammonia from natural gas in California in 1931.
By the end of the 1920s Shell was the world’s leading oil company, producing 11% of the globe’s crude oil supply and owning 10% of its tanker tonnage.