- Vendor Name: Murphy U.S.A.
- Headquarters: El Dorado, Arkansas
- Year Established: 1950
- Area Served: Worldwide
Murphy U.S.A. can trace its roots back to Murphy Corporation, which began in 1950 in Louisiana. The company purchased its first refinery in Wisconsin in 1958 and in 1960, it acquired Amurex Oil Company, River States Oil Company, and National Petroleum Corporation. The next year, Murphy Corporation acquired a second refinery and began oil exploration in Libya, the Persian Gulf, the North Sea, and several areas of the U.S.
In 1964, the company was reincorporated and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation. The company continued to grow and in 1983, Murphy Oil U.S.A. was created to oversee the domestic oil interests.
In 1996, Murphy U.S.A. partnered with a convenience chain in the U.K. called Costcutter. Murphy added Costcutter stores to its stations and it proved so successful, that Murphy did the same thing with Wal-Mart in the U.S. Today, it offers its own Murphy U.S.A. gas card and operates fuel stations nationwide.