The oil company run by /EllisWyatt
. Ellis Wyatt's father had squeezed a living out of the oil fields in /Colorado
, but when Ellis Wyatt took over the business took off. He discovered a technique for extracting oil from wells that had been abandoned as dried up. The success of Wyatt Oil that followed this discovery suddenly and unexpectedly turned /Colorado
into the leading economy in the country.
Wyatt Oil traditionally relied on /TaggartTranscontinental's /RioNorteLine to ship its oil. But when that company could not grow fast enough to keep up with the booming /Colorado economy, Ellis Wyatt started using the small but well-managed /PhoenixDurango instead. This prompted /JamesTaggart to make deals with his friends in /Washington to shut the /PhoenixDurango down.