History of Tidewater Oil Company


The Tidewater Oil Company is one of the oldest oil companies established in the US.

Back in 1859, Sir Edwin Drake struck oil in the hills of Pennsylvania, the birthplace of Liquid Gold – Petroleum.

In 1861, Robert Hopkins and Byron Benson formed a company called ‘Enterprise Oil and Lumber Company’.

The name ‘Enterprise’ was not an actual operation name, then it was used because of its location at Enterprise in Pennsylvania.

Later they renamed the name of ‘Enterprise Oil and Lumber Company’ into the ‘Tidewater Pipe Company’ expecting to end up in or near the Tidewater seaboard.

The vision and hard work paved way for an expansion beyond the continent and remained it as Tidewater Associated Oil Company in 1881.

The two main products were then branded under the names Veedol and Tydol.

Veedol is created by Tidewater Associated Oil in 1913.

From a humble beginning, Veedol brand was chosen by the professionals for the World’s first mass produced car model T by Mr. Henry Ford in 1914.

As years pass by acceptance and applications grew that lead to being chosen for automobile, aviation, and industrial applications. Heritage, premium quality, professional, and evolution are some of the images that describe Veedol brand.

Throughout the last century, the brand was chosen by major OEM manufacturers due to the quality Veedol offered.

The quality of the base oils, research & technology added with the best-of-the additives ensures that Veedol products superior.

Tidewater Oil Company is on a new journey now with inspiration from the past and with a clear vision for the future, which is to strive to be the on top of the mind of every discerning consumer during the purchase of automotive engine oil.

Veedol team’s motto is to provide an opportunity to everyone associated with Veedol to discover their personal interpretation of The Professional’s Choice that supports what it delivers, every day.

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