Find the histories of some major oil companies at the official websites of Shell, BP and Time Magazine. These sites offer information on the formation and expansion of major oil companies such as Shell and BP.
The official Shell website offers a History section detailing the growth of the company throughout the 20th century. Starting from humble beginnings in the late 1800s, Shell grew into one of the world’s largest oil companies during the 20th century.
BP’s official site also traces the company’s history from its beginnings in the early 20th century to its growth into a massive, multinational corporation. Time also offers a brief account of the company’s history, focusing on BP’s environmental impact and attempts to clean up its image over the years.