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Murphy Oil Corporation is an international oil and gas company, founded in 1944 as C.H. Murphy & Co by Charle H Murphy Sr., that conducts business through various operating subsidiaries. Murphy produces oil and/or natural gas in the United States, Canada, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and Republic of the Congo and conducts exploration activities worldwide. Murphy also has an interest in a Canadian synthetic oil operation, owns two petroleum refineries and two ethanol production facilities in the United States and one petroleum refinery in the United Kingdom. The Company operates a growing retail marketing gasoline station chain on the parking lots of Walmart Supercenters and at stand-alone locations in the United States, and also markets petroleum products under various brand names and to unbranded wholesale customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Company has announced its intention to sell its three oil refineries and the U.K. marketing assets during 2011. Murphy Oil Corporation is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas, and has over 8,000 employees worldwide. The Company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "MUR." - Source: Wikipedia

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