Quaker State is an American brand of motor oil. Quaker State’s origins may be traced to the founding of Oil City, Pennsylvania, in the 19th century. Oil was first discovered there in 1859 by “Colonel” Edwin Drake, bringing instant prosperity to the region. The name “Quaker State” was coined in 1912 when T. G. Phinny of Phinny Brothers Oil Company of Oil City used the name to distinguish his product from that of rival marketers. The Quaker State name is derived from the nickname for Pennsylvania, the state founded by William Penn, a man of the Quaker religion.
In 1924 the Eastern Refining Company purchased the Quaker State brand name and renamed itself the Quaker State Oil Refining Company. The Quaker State Corporation was formed seven years later on July 1, 1931.
In 1998 Pennzoil merged with all of Quaker State Oil Refining Company, which it purchased for $1 billion. Royal Dutch Shell, became the successor of the Pennzoil-Quaker State Company.
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