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15/05/1911 Supreme Court Orders Standard Oil to Be Broken Up


The Standard Oil Monopoly


Standard Oil vs U.S

Standard Oil Co. Inc. was an American company and the largest oil refinery of its time. It had a controversial history as a multinational corporation and was ruled an illegal monopoly by the US Supreme Court. It was dissolved under the Sherman Antitrust Act and subsequently split into 34 smaller companies.
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    • Essentials 

    • Founding and early years 

    • South Improvement Company 

    • Hepburn Committee 

    • Standard Oil Trust 

    • Sherman Antitrust Act 

    • Earnings and dividends 

    • 1895–1913 

    • In China 

    • Monopoly charges and antitrust legislation 

    • Breakup 

    • Legacy and criticism of breakup 

    • Successor companies 

    • Rights to the name 

    • Bibliography