Graham Taylor, Professor Emeritus, Trent University
Imperial Oil and Canada’s Petroleum Industry 1880+.
Imperial Oil was directly or indirectly involved in virtually every major development of the Canadian petroleum industry from the 1870s, and the largest integrated oil company in the country for over 100 years. From 1899 it was owned (70%) by Standard Oil of New Jersey (Exxon). This presentation explores both aspects of Imperial Oil and its role in Canadian history. Graham was Dean of Arts & Social Sciences, Dalhousie University 1993-98, and Provost, Trent University 1998-2003. Author or co- author of four books and numerous articles on Canadian/international business history.