by Alex Christopher

extracted from 'Pandora's Box

The Ultimate "Unseen Hand" Behind the New World Order'

Everyone has for many years been lead to believe that the Rockefellers were the people that owned and founded the Standard Oil Company and that the Rockefellers were the owners of banks and vast fortunes even from the mid-eighteen hundreds.

The Rockefellers really were part of an elite group of men that became the front men for one family that really owned the wealth of this country. Because of the vastness of this empire the family had to have key people to head up the large corporation. They were put in controlling position of these companies and were made to look like they were the owners when in reality they were only the ‘TRUSTEES’, of these companies.


John D. Rockefeller, a Trustee for what is now known as Exxon Corporation (formerly Standard Oil of New Jersey), first became interested in oil in 1863 when he was sent to Pennsylvania by a group of Cleveland. Ohio businessmen to investigate oil operations. At that time he was not impressed with, the producing end of the business, but he did see a future for the refining and marketing side. And on this premise he and his associates developed their holdings until Standard Oil Company was incorporated in 1877.


These people were convinced that small local firms could be bought out because then they could not survive in the highly competitive oil business. Small businesses were bought out and they all became part of the huge Standard Oil Trust in 1882. Decisions were made bv an executive committee with Rockefeller as head.


Standard Oil Company was incorporated in New Jersey on August 15, 1882, by the Standard Oil Trust. This oil company really owns all oil companies everywhere and all their subsidiaries. This oil company is owned by a little railroad line in North Carolina and that little railroad line was merged into the 1906 Southern Railway Merger that J. P. Morgan was so famous for.


All of this was owned by one man by the name of Louis Cass Payseur.


The true ownership has been hidden from the public eye because the family did not want to be known and also to avoid anti-trust laws. So it was set up with trustees to operate the company. The first Standard Oil marketing operation outside the United States was the formation of Anglo-American Oil Company. Ltd. in 1888. Next came the purchase of Deutsch-Amerikanische Petoleum-Gesellschaft in 1890, resident agents were established in the Far East by 1893.


By 1895 the company had built up an ocean going fleet of ships (which were the extension of the railroad around the world) to supply this growing foreign trade. Its first tanker was built in 1886.

The increasing need for crude oil forced the company to engage in larger production of crude oil. The company had production operations in Pennsylvania. Ohio and Indiana by 1889. In the late 1890’s and early 1900’s new oil was discovered to the West, so the company engaged in the search for oil in Illinois. Kansas. Oklahoma. Louisiana. Texas, and California.

These discoveries required that the manpower be increased and new subsidiaries be formed and a new TRUSTEE had to be appointed to head these companies in oil rich western America. Names like Sinclair, Getty, Kerr-McGee, Phillips. Champlin just to name a few. Are you beginning to get the big picture. All this can be backed up with legal courthouse documents.

Accompanying the extension of producing activities was the building of pipelines. The company had gathered lines from its earliest days in the production phase of the oil business, but in 1879 Tidewater Pipe Company proved the feasibility of a cross county pipeline. By 1908 Standard had transcontinental pipelines started in the United States. By 1911 its 10,000 miles of trunk lines extended from Baton Rouge. Louisiana northwest through Oklahoma and Kansas, northeast to Indiana and on the Eastern Seaboard.


The company’s leading refineries in 1911 were located at Bayonne, Jersey City and Bayway, New Jersey, Baltimore. Maryland and 358 Parkersburg, West Virginia. Now ask yourself one simple little question and it is that, why, way back in the 1870’s was there such a need for oil. it wasn’t until the 1890’s that automobiles started to appear and not until around 1910 did they really start becoming popular. Why the push for oil? The answer is the railroads and shipping fleets that were growing so fast were all owned by this family.


It just makes good sense to own the companies that produce the goods that supply another facet of your business empire. All part of transportation and communication.

Some of the other names that you can connect to Standard Oil are Esso.


The Carter oil Company formed in 1893 to produce oil in West Virginia. International Petroleum Company was established in 1917 to operate newly acquired properties in Peru. Then came Humble Oil refining Company of Texas. Just to make note of some other names it does business as is Amoco, Sunoco, Vaccum Oil etc. and the list goes on and on. A policy set in the 1920’s showed that Standard intended to continue interest in foreign production. It began operation in the Middle East in 1928 and investigated oil prospects in Mexico and Colombia. The country of Colombia was an important oil source for the company by 1926.

The unbalance in transportation facilities was corrected by creating a new United States flag fleet operating directly by the parent company.

West India Oil Refining Company was acquired in 1922.

Creole Petroleum Company were acquired in 1928, and in the same year an interest in Turkish (now Iraq) Petroleum company. To strengthen its refining position Standard bought patent rights outside Germany for a new refining process called hydrogenation. Its foreign marketing strength was increased by 1930 when Standard once again came to power with Anglo-American Oil Company. In 1932 other foreign properties were added by the purchase of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, and a refinery at Aruba in the Netherlands West Indies.

Lago Petroleum Corporation and Creole Petroleum Company were merged in 1944. In the same year Standard acquired direct ownership of ocean going tankers. Other marine properties of Standard Oil Company of Louisiana were acquired by Interstate Pipe Line Company .

Standard Oil Company of New Jersey’s name was changed in 1948 to Esso Standard Oil Company and under the new name continued to operate all refineries and marketing facilities. Foreign marketing facilities were strengthened in 1948 by the acquisition of Soc. du Naphte S. A. (Switzerland) which marketed in various Middle East countries. Foreign production was added by acquisition of a large interest in Arabian American Oil Company in 1948.

November 1, 1972, the company changed its name to Exxon corporation. The name was also adopted by the company’s United States subsidiaries.

Divisions and affiliated companies of Exxon Corporation operate in the United States and about 100 other countries. Their principal business is energy, involving exploration for and production of crude oil and natural gas, manufacturing of petroleum products and transportation and sale crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products, exploration for and mining sale of coal.


Exxon Chemical Company is a major manufacturer and marketer of petrochemicals. Exxon is also engaged in exploration for and mining of minerals other than coal such as gold, silver etc.

A list of a few of Exxon Subdivisions:

  • Exxon Chemical Company

  • Exxon Chemicals Americas

  • Exxon Coal and Minerals Company

  • Exxon Company, U.S.A. Natural Gas

  • Exxon Company, International

  • Exxon Gas System, Inc.

  • Exxon Pipeline Company

  • Exxon Production Research Company

  • Exxon Research and Engineering Company

  • Exxon Shipping

  • Esso A. G. of Germany

  • Esso Austria A. G.

  • Esso Brasileira De Petroleo of Brazil

  • Esso Caribbean and Central America

  • Esso Europe-Africa Services Incorporated

  • Esso Exploration and Production Australia Incorporated

  • Esso Australia Limited

  • Esso Exploration and Production United Kingdom Limited

  • Esso Italiana

  • Esso Nederland B. V.

  • Esso Norge of Norway

  • Esso North Europe

  • Esso Resources Canada and Imperial Oil Limited

  • Esso Societe Anonyme Francaise of France

  • Esso Sociedad Anonima Petrolera Argentina

  • Esso Standard Oil S. A. of Bahamas

  • Esso Standard Oil of Uruguay

  • Esso Switzerland

  • Esso Tankschiff Reederel GmbH of Germany

  • Esso Transport Company, Inc.

  • Esso Colombiana Limited

Friendswood Development Company a subsidiary, of Exxon, it has become Houston, Texas biggest, developer of homes and apartments.

  • Monterey Pipeline Company

  • Petroleum Casualty Company

  • Plantation Pipe Line Company

  • Arabian American Oil company ( ARAMCO ) and Trans-Arabian Pipe Line Company Tapline a subsidiary of Aramco

  • BEB Erdgas und Erdol GmbH of Germany

  • Interhome Energy, Inc.

  • Home Oil Company Limited

One of the next places these oil hungry people found oil was in Russia's great Baku Field on the Caspian Sea. By 1883, a railroad had been built to the Black Sea, the Czar had invited his distant family (heirs of the former Louis XVI, that were now in America building a Banking and Railroad Dynasty), to come help in
the growth of Russia.

This is how it all started in Russia with what you today call the Internationalist.


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