Our History

About Brabham Oil Company, Inc.
Bamberg, South Carolina

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In 1929, C. M. Brabham opened a small wholesale petroleum business as a reseller for Colonial Oil Company of Savannah, Georgia. In 1940, Brabham became a commissioned agent for American Oil Company of Baltimore, Maryland, a subsidiary of Standard Oil of Indiana.

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In 1958, Brabham's son-in-law, Bob McCully joined him in the business. Two years later, the company switched to Phillips Petroleum Company as a wholesale jobber.

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In 1962, the business was incorporated, with Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Brabham as President and Vice-President, respectively.

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In 1970, Brabham retired and McCully assumed managing control of the company. Read more

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In the 1980's, the business added British Petroleum, Shell, and Chevron as primary wholesale suppliers.

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In 1986, the company added McCully's sons, Robert McCully, Jr. and Clarence B. (Brab) McCully to the management team.

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In 1999 the company realized the need for private label gasoline. The Horizon brand was introduced and the E-Z Shop chain of convenience stores grew to be one of the largest and most recognized chains in SC. Read more

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Expanded into the Edisto Island market with two new beach locations.

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Brabham Oil, Inc. celebrated it’s 80th anniversary.                

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In Memoriam of Robert W. McCully Sr. 1933-2010
Robert W. McCully Sr. passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2010. In honor of his memory and achievements, we dedicate this page in remembrance of his life. Read more

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Company expanding into a new territory in South Carolina, along the I-20 corridor by acquiring 6 new locations in Aiken, Batesburg, Edgefield and several other cities.

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In light of the recent expansion, Brabham Oil launched a brand-new, responsive website. The site was designed by DuBose Web Group in Columbia, SC. New features include a custom location search tool and real-time updates on in-store promotions.

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