Who we are

Company History

From our humble beginnings to today, Standard Oil leads the way in keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Our pictorial timeline will give you a sense how things have changed.


Standard Coal and Charcoal Company is founded by Irving Friedman, offering customers superior quality Jeddo-Highland coal that burns longer with less ash.


Standard begins offering heating oil in addition to coal, in response to the introduction of electro-mechanical controls that spur the development of clean-burning, oil-fired heating systems.


Heating oil rapidly begins overtaking coal as a heating source; Standard Coal becomes Standard Fuel of Connecticut.


Standard celebrates its 50th anniversary.


Standard Fuel becomes Standard Oil of Connecticut.


The end of an era; Standard makes its last coal delivery.


Standard Petroleum, a division of Standard Oil, begins distributing gasoline and diesel products to gasoline stations throughout Connecticut.


Standard reaches a milestone - 75 years of serving Connecticut customers.


Standard Oil forms Standard Security Systems, supplying Connecticut residents with state-of-the-art burglary protection, monitored fire and smoke detection, as well as heat, water, and environmental sensors.


Standard Oil, headed by President Roy Friedman, remains the largest family-owned heating oil company in Connecticut.

Quick Links