The Anglo American Oil Company, which later became Esso, was founded in 1888. The Anglo American Oil Company, with its headquarters in London, was the Standard Oil Company of John D. Rockefeller's first overseas subsidiary. One of the oldest gasoline companies still in operation in the UK today is Anglo American, which installed the first kerbside gas pump in the country. Over the years, Esso has collaborated with many well-known brands, with their current relationship with Tesco ranking as their largest. When you fill up at Esso stations, you can earn Tesco Clubcard points, helping Tesco gain an even larger share of the gasoline market.

Esso offers a variety of fuels, including their unleaded and diesel base products as well as their premium Synergy brand, which includes both gasoline and diesel. The premium Synergy Supreme+ diesel makes the claim that it has more cleaning power than regular diesel. According to Synergy Supreme+ unleaded, lessening friction will lessen engine wear and tear.