The Goddess of Petrochemicals in Flip-Flops asks us for some privacy, perchance, so that she may suckle the western coast of North America.


Atlantic Richfield Company - later renamed "ARCO" as part of the trend towards boring corporate names sheared of identity and history - dates back to 1866. The company was merged, unmerged, bought other gas companies, sold them, joined with Exxon to develop the Alaska field, got hit with massive fines for pollution, and eventually disappeared when purchased by British Petroleum.

Sorry, "BP."