From their beginnings in the early days of the oil industry, Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company grew and prospered, becoming leaders in the global energy industry. On August 30, 2002, they combined their complementary strengths and shared values to create ConocoPhillips.
Conoco Inc. began in 1875 as the Continental Oil and Transportation Co. Based in Ogden, Utah, the company distributed coal, oil, kerosene, grease and candles to the West.
Phillips Petroleum Company
Phillips Petroleum Company traced its roots to rugged Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in the middle of Indian Territory. In 1905, Frank Phillips and brother, L.E., hit their first gusher - the first of 81 wells in a row without a single dry hole.