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Our History

Petron in Malaysia traces its rich heritage to 1893 when it was first established as a Standard Vacuum Oil Company. Along the way, we have experienced many significant changes which included mergers and acquisitions, shaping us into who we are now.
Today, we are Petron Malaysia, a part of Petron Corporation in the Philippines, an emerging and rapidly evolving Asian oil company.

  • 1893

    Standard Oil products were first sold in Peninsular Malaysia.

  • 1921

    Opening of the first service station in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

  • 1961

    Esso Standard Malaya was established. Construction started on Esso’s Port Dickson Refinery, a RM50-million project at the time. Standard Chemicals (Malaya) Ltd. was also established which was later renamed to Esso Standard Chemical (Malaya) Ltd.

  • 1962

    Formation of Esso Standard Malaya Ltd. (ESML) after Standard Vacuum turned over its Asian operations to Esso Standard Eastern, Mobil Oil Malaya (later Malaysia) was incorporated.

  • 1963

    Esso Port Dickson Refinery started operations. Esso Standard Malaya became a listed company with a RM24.5-million offer on the then Bursa Malaysia, Malayan Stock Exchange.

  • 1967

    Renaming of Esso Standard Chemical (Malaya) Ltd to Esso Chemicals Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

  • 1969

    Formation of Esso Borneo Sdn Bhd (EMBSB) to market petroleum products in Sabah and Sarawak.

  • 1980

    Port Dickson Refinery started using the Tapis Crude.

  • 1987

    Mobil opened Mobil Marts at its service stations in Malaysia.

  • 1989

    Esso opened its first convenience store.

  • 1997

    Esso launched self-service system at service stations in the Klang Valley.

  • 2005

    Smiles Driver Rewards loyalty program was launched.

  • 2011

    In August, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) entered a Sale & Purchase Agreement with ExxonMobil to purchase its downstream oil business in Malaysia, which is comprised of three companies: Esso Malaysia Berhad (EMB), ExxonMobil Malaysia Sdn Bhd (EMMSB) and ExxonMobil Borneo Sdn Bhd (EMBSB).

  • 2012

    San Miguel Corporation’s fuel subsidiary, Petron Corporation acquired ExxonMobil’s downstream businesses in Malaysia.

  • 2016

    Introduced the first and only 100RON premium gasoline in the Malaysian market. Now available at over 70 stations nationwide.

  • 2018

    Industry’s first to offer sales of cooking gas in service stations.

Our Milestones

Petron in Malaysia traces its rich heritage to 1893 when it was first established as a Standard Vacuum Oil Company. Along the way, we have experienced many significant changes which included mergers and acquisitions, shaping us into who we are now.

In January 2012, San Miguel Corporation’s fuel subsidiary, Petron Corporation, announced its investment in ExxonMobil’s downstream businesses. With the acquisition’s completion on March 30, Petron Subsidiaries in Malaysia were established on April 2.

In July 2012, Esso Malaysia Berhad (EMB) was officially renamed to Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Bhd. The following subsidiaries of Petron Corp. were also renamed to Petron Fuel International Sdn Bhd (formerly known as ExxonMobil Malaysia Sdn Bhd) and Petron Oil (M) Sdn Bhd (formerly known as ExxonMobil Borneo Sdn Bhd).

Today, Petron Malaysia are the third largest and a major downstream player in Malaysia.

Blazing New Trails

Backed by our philosophy to provide excellence in our customer service and innovative products and services, we have chartered new milestones since we entered the Malaysian marketplace in 2012.

Defined by our strong abilities of excellence, customer focus, teamwork and innovation we embarked on a journey to give Malaysia the very best and top fuel and personalised, unique customer service the industry can offer.

In 2016, we became the forerunner of advanced fuel technology when we introduced RON 100 Euro 4M, the highest-octane rating in Malaysia, named as Blaze 100 Euro 4M. The first and only 100 octane premium grade gasoline, Blaze 100 meets Euro 4M specifications is locally produced at its Port Dickson Refinery under stringent quality controls.  The revolutionary fuel brings ‘Petron experience’ to a whole new level by ensuring optimum engine performance and better mileage, powered by Tri-Activ, a triple action formula that delivers better power, better engine protection and better mileage.

In 2018, we were first to introduce cash and carry of LPG cooking gas at a service station. The pilot project started with five stations to offer cooking gas for customers at government regulated price, the service underscores our promise to provide better products and services whilst ensuring convenience, all under one roof.

Being the game-changer in the fast-moving and competitive industry, we will continuously look for ways to promote innovation and enhance customer service excellence. We look forward to introducing more innovative fuels to benefit our customers in the future and fulfilling our vision as the leading downstream player in Malaysia.