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The oil company run by [[/Ellis Wyatt|Ellis Wyatt]].  [[/Ellis Wyatt|Wyatt's]] father had squeezed a living out of the oil fields in /Colorado, but when [[/Ellis Wyatt|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 [[/WyattOil|Wyatt Oil]] that followed this discovery suddenly and unexpectedly turned /Colorado into the leading economy in the country.

[[/WyattOil|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|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.