Our history

1886: Sunoco is founded by Joseph Newton Pew and Edward O. Emerson in Pittsburgh, PA.

1916: Business expansion. Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (shipbuilding) established

1920’s: Sunoco opens its first service station in Ardmore, PA. Shortly after, Sunoco opens a second service station in Toledo, OH. On November 12, 1925, Sun Oil Company went public, making its debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as: SUN.

1937: Sun Oil built the first in the world catalytic cracking plant at Marcus Hook refinery

1941: Further expansion of the business. Founding the Cordero Mining Company (Nevada)

1950’s: International expansion. Refinery in Venezuela

1956: Sunoco revolutionizes the oil industry when it introduces the Custom Blending Pump.

1960’s: The beginning of a motorsports journey. SUNOCO is a partner of the legendary Roger Penske Racing Team and its driver Mark Donohue

1970’s: Company restructuring. Sun Oil is renamed Sun Company

1980’s: Sunoco introduces Sunoco ULTRA 94, the market’s highest-octane unleaded gasoline. Sun Company, Inc. becomes Sunoco, Inc.

2004: Sunoco becomes the Official Fuel of NASCAR®, IndyCar and more than 50 other racing series.

2010’s: Business diversification. Focusing on fuel distribution

2020: Opening of SUNOCO TRADING LLC company in Ukraine