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.

1913

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

1940

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.

1945

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

1963

Standard celebrates its 50th anniversary.

1980

Standard Fuel becomes Standard Oil of Connecticut.

1984

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

1987

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

1988

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

1992

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.

Today

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









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