Ampol

Ampol

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ampol, the Australian Motorists Petrol Company, was incorporated by Sir William Gaston Walkley in 1936 in New South Wales. This was in response to Australians' concerns about perceived inequitable petrol pricing, and allegations of transfer pricing by foreign oil companies to limit their tax liabilities in Australia.Walkley, along with William Arthur O'Callaghan and George Hutchison[disambiguation needed], approached the National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) and offered to help them form a company to market petrol. Whilst deciding not to officially sponsor an oil company, members of the NRMA's board sought investors. In early 1936, an advertisement was printed in the NRMA's periodical publicising the float of Ampol. The first delivery of oil was received at White Bay in December 1937 and, by 1939, Walkley had joined the board of Ampol as managing director.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135978292
  • 9786135978292