History overview

Learn more about  the history of Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited and other ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand.


History overview

Standard Oil Company of New York opened its first branch in Thailand at Captain Bush Alley, selling kerosene under Chicken and Eagle brands.


Standard Oil Company of New York merged with Vacuum Oil Company to found Socony-Vacuum Corporation, selling Gargoyle lubricant.


Partnered with Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and changed its name to Standard Vacuum Oil Company, using “Pegasus” as a trademark.


Purchased Chong Nonsi Oil Warehouse from Department of Mineral Fuels.


The company changed its name to Esso Standard Eastern Co., Ltd. on April 1, 1962 and replaced the Pegasus trademark with Esso oval logo.


Changed the name again to Esso Standard Thailand Co., Ltd.


Purchased a plant in Sriracha from Thai Asphalt Company to establish Esso Sriracha Refinery.


Expanded the refinery for the first time, increasing production capacity to 35,000 barrels per day.


Relocated the headquarters to 1016, Rama IV Road, opposite of Lumphini Park.

Expanded the refinery again, increasing production capacity to 46,000 barrels per day.

Esso Exploration and Production Korat Inc. was founded. Granted a concession for fuel exploration and extraction in Korat Plateau, the company discovered natural gas at Nam Pong, Khon Kaen. The company later changed its name to ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Korat Inc.


Expanded the refinery to increase production capacity to 63,000 barrels per day.


Acquired permission to increase production capacity of Esso Sriracha Refinery to 185,500 barrels per day.

Partnered with leading oil companies in founding Thai Petroleum Pipeline Co., Ltd. to line petroleum pipe from Sriracha Refinery to Lum Lukka, Don Mueng, and Saraburi.


Changed the name to Esso (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd.


HM King Rama IX granted the Garuda, Thai national emblem, to Esso (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd.

Began building the aromatics plant in the vicinity of Esso Sriracha Refinery.


Acquired business of Mobil Oil Thailand Limited and operated under the name Esso (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd.


Founded ExxonMobil Limited to support ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand and aboard.


Officially established Bangkok Business Support Center.


Listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.


Celebrated the success of clean fuels project with over 10 billion baht funding.


Celebrated 120th anniversary in Thailand and renovated petrol stations.


Changed the name of Bangkok BSC to Bangkok GBC (Global Business Center)

Celebrated 125 anniversary in Thailand

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