The Tidewater Oil Company is one of the oldest oil companies established in the USA 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 the Enterprise Oil and Lumber Company, to manufacture and distribute engine oil. The two main products introduced by them were Veedol [1913] and Tydol.

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