A century in the making
Gulf has a rich history of excellence spanning over a century. From our founding in 1901 to our first branded petrol station in 1913, all the way to our latest partnerships and innovations, our success has come from our unfailing passion, performance and commitment to everything we do. It’s at the heart of our relationships with our customers and partners.
Founded in Texas, selling gasoline in containers
Gulf launches the world’s first-ever water drilling operation
Fill it up
Gulf introduces the first drive-through fuel station
Gulf’s orange disc logo makes its first appearance
Gulf purchases the Barco oil concession
Bye bye Barco
Gulf sells the Barco oil concession to Texaco
Gulf establishes a presence in the oil fields of Venezuela
Birth of iconic cool
Gulf debuts the light blue and orange racing colours
Gulf reaches peak production, processing 1.3m barrels daily
The Man in Le Mans
Gulf features prominently in Steve McQueen’s “Le Mans” film
Gulf branded Mirage GR8-Ford Cosworth wins 24 Hours of Le Mans
Gulf is acquired by the Hinduja Group
Hello Middle East
Gulf Oil Middle East blending plant begins production in Jebel Ali, UAE
Gulf Oil Lubricants India blending plant begins production in Silvassa
Gulf Oil Argentina blending plant begins production in Buenos Aires
Gulf Oil Philippines blending plant begins production in Manila
Gulf becomes the first oil company in history to trademark its racing colours
Gulf Oil China blending plant begins production in Yantai
Right on time
Gulf enters a partnership with Tag Heuer
Find out more about our partnership with TAG Heuer.
Gulf Oil Marine is established, servicing more than 400 ports worldwide
Gulf Aviation UK is established
Gulf SUPERFLEET LE Max becomes India’s first engine oil with a drain interval of 40,000 km
Gulf Oil becomes the associate sponsor of the iconic IPL team, Chennai Super Kings
Welcome to Houghton
Gulf acquires the world’s largest metalworking fluids manufacturer, US-based Houghton International
Time to invest
Gulf is listed on BSE, India's premier stock exchange
Bigger is better
Gulf Oil Marine sells 50 million litres annually
Gulf Oil Supply Company is formed and begins operating in Malta
A championship team
Gulf partners with the legendary football club Manchester United
Gulf wins the Downstream Company of the Year award
Need for speed
Gulf finishes 5th in the GTE AM class of the 84th 24hrs of Le Mans
Gulf Oil South East Asia begins operating in Singapore
Gulf Oil Marine sells 100 million litres per annum and global port coverage crosses 1,000
Exploring new horizons
Gulf Gas and Power launch in the Netherlands
McLaren joins the team
Gulf hits the road as a strategic partner of McLaren Racing and McLaren Automotive
Gulf expands its Singapore operations by acquiring a lubricant blending plant, a storage tank farm and a terminal facility
Gulf introduces its brand Gulf eLEC electric vehicle fluids, setting the pace for the future of electric mobility.
Gulf has invested in Indra Renewable Technologies to help accelerate the adoption of electric cars and provide EV charging solutions.
Driving Electrification Forward
Gulf proudly partners with Everrati who bring sports cars into the future by restoring them into electric vehicles. Dive into the journey of our electrifying alliance.
MAN Energy Solutions Approved!
Gulf Oil Marine is the first lubricant company to obtain an NOL from MAN for its CAT II 40BN Cylinder Oil: GulfSea Cylcare XP 5040X
First fill success
Gulf's Formula Elite proudly becomes the chosen first-fill lubricant for every McLaren Automotive car. A testament to trust and performance.
The programme provides employees with a fast-track system of career development and professional growth.
Introducing AN-Y1: Elegance Meets Speed
Unveiling AN-Y1, our premier women's designer clothing range. Elegantly crafted with the aesthetics of motorsport.
Ongoing commitment to GHG reduction
Solar panels have been successfully implemented at our Gulf Oil Middle East Jebel Ali Plant. These panels generate over 750,000 kWh of energy annually, satisfying 90% of the plant's energy demands.
A new chapter of a bolder and brighter tomorrow
Gulf proudly partners with Williams Racing, Williams Racing Driver Academy, and the Williams Esports teams.
Gulf fan livery
The choice of our fans, the 'Bolder than Bold' livery raced to the front on the Williams Racing FW45 at the Singapore, Japan, and Qatar Grands Prix.
Introducing Reviva Coffee
Unveiling Reviva Coffee, our specialty coffee brand infused with the dynamic spirit of Gulf’s enduring energy, passion, and unyielding optimism.
Taste life to the fullest
Reviva Coffee takes pride in partnering with Swansea City AFC, making a mark as the front-of-shirt sponsor for the 2023-2024 Championship Season and future endeavours.
Gulf marks an exciting chapter in its growth story by acquiring a lubricant blending plant in São Paulo.