- Vendor Name: Sinclair
- Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Year Established: 1916
- Number of Locations: Over 2,600
- Area Served: Western and Midwestern U.S.
In New York in 1916, Harry F. Sinclair created the Sinclair Oil and Refining Company by merging 11 other small oil companies together. In 1932, he renamed Sinclair to Consolidated Oil Corporation after incorporating the assets of 15 more oil companies. The company continued to grow; in 1934, it acquired Prairie Oil and Gas and the Rio Grande Oil Company and in 1936, purchased a subsidiary of Richfield Oil Company. The company was renamed Sinclair Oil Corporation in 1943.
Because of Sinclair’s famous green Brontosaurus logo, the company sponsored dinosaur exhibits at both the Chicago World’s Fair (in 1933) and the New York World’s Fair (in 1964) that showcased the relationship between petroleum deposits and the age of dinosaurs. In 1969, Sinclair was acquired by ARCO, but the dinosaur logo stayed. Today, the company still offers its Sinclair gas card to consumers.