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The Unocal Corporation began in 1890 as the Union Oil Company of California. Unocal is also known as Unocal 76. Union 76[?] gasoline is no longer sold by the company, which sold its retail operations to ConocoPhillips[?].


Unocal was founded on October 17, 1890, when it was incorporated in Santa Paula, California, as the Union Oil Company of California. The company was formed when co-founders Lyman Stewart[?], Thomas Bard[?], and Wallace Hardison[?] merged their holdings. The company expanded to national status in 1965, when Union Oil merged with The Pure Oil Company of Illinois[?]. Over the next two decades, Union became the major oil producer in southern Alaska and a major natural gas producer in the Gulf of Mexico. The company was reorganized in 1983 and the Union Oil Company of California became an operating subsidiary of a new holding company, Unocal Corporation.

Its Board of Directors include:

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