Menopausal Moments of a Southern-Fried-Baby-Boomin Belle!
|Associated Gasoline Station, San Jose, California|
Associated Oil Company was founded in 1915 by a group of oil well entrepeneurs. They built a pipeline that ended in Martinez, California where they built a refinery. Afterwards, Associated Oil Company spread all over the west coast and continued on to the Hawaiian Islands.
In 1934 an indictmen was brought down by a Federal grand jury in Los Angeles for starting a price war which lowered gas prices to 7-1/2 cents per gallon. This resulted in Associated Oil Company's top executives arrested.
As gas prices move toward $4 a gallon, the current oil company executives have no fear of being prosecuted for bringing the price of gas down. Well, so much for progress...and only in America!
Photo courtesy of V Rogers