Not to be confused with Texico, New Mexico
. Texico is a City in Curry County, New Mexico, United States. The Population was 1065 at the 2000 census.
Texaco is the name of an American oil retail brand. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Petroleum ( L petroleum, from Greek πετρέλαιον, lit Its flagship product is its fuel, "Texaco with Techron". It also owns the Havoline motor oil brand. Havoline is a motor oil brand of Texaco, a former major oil company based in the United States that is now merged with the Chevron Corporation.
Texaco Logo from 1982 to present.
Texaco was an independent company until it merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. It began as the Texas Fuel Company, founded in 1901 in Beaumont, Texas by Joseph S. Cullinan, Thomas J. Year 1901 ( MCMI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Beaumont is a city in and the County seat of Jefferson County, Texas, United States, within the Beaumont&ndash Port Arthur Metropolitan Joseph Stephen Cullinan ( December 31, 1860 - March 11, 1937) was a U Donoghue, Walter Benona Sharp and Arnold Schlaet upon discovery of oil at Spindletop. Walter Benona Sharp ( 12 December 1870 - 28 November 1912) was an American oil mining pioneer innovator and philanthropist Arnold Schlaet (1859 - 1946 was a US oil industrialist with Joseph S Spindletop is a Salt dome Oil field located in south Beaumont, Texas (approx For many years, Texaco was the only company selling gasoline in all 50 states, but this is no longer true. Its logo features a white star in a red circle (a reference to the lone star of Texas), leading to the long-running advertising jingles "You can trust your car to the man who wears the star" and "Star of the American Road. The Flag of Texas is defined by law as follows The state flag consists of a rectangle with a width to length ratio of two to three containing (1 a blue Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. " Texaco gasoline comes with Techron, an additive developed by Chevron, as of 2005, replacing the previous CleanSystem3. Techron, formerly known as techroline is a patented additive developed by Chevron Products Company, consisting of a family of compounds known as Polyether The Texaco brand is strong in the United States, Latin America and West Africa, and it has a presence in Europe as well.
The current CEO is David J. O'Reilly. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator David J O'Reilly (born January 1947 in Dublin, Ireland) is the chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation.
- 1911 - Texaco purchased from owner of the Red Star Oil Company, one Mr. Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Dawkins.
- 1928 - Texaco became the first U. Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. S. oil company to sell its gasoline nationwide under one single brand name in all 48 states (50 states after Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union in 1959).
- 1931 - The Texas Company (Texaco's corporate name) purchased Indian Oil Company, based in Illinois, a move that expanded Texaco's refining and marketing base in the Midwest and also gave Texaco the rights to Indian's manufacturing processes of Havoline "Wax Free" motor oil, which became a Texaco product and provided the company with a higher quality motor oil product. Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Havoline is a motor oil brand of Texaco, a former major oil company based in the United States that is now merged with the Chevron Corporation.
- 1932 - Texaco introduced Fire Chief gasoline nationwide, a motor fuel that met the octane requirements for fire engines, and promoted it through a radio program over NBC that was hosted by Ed Wynn the "Texaco Fire Chief. Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. " http://www.nfo.net/graphics/NBCOrchEdWynnTexaco1.jpg
- 1937 - Texaco commissioned architectural designer Walter Teague to develop a modern service station design. Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The resulting "Teague" Texaco station design was a functional white building with green trimmings featuring one or more service bays for "Washing", "Marfak Lubrication", etc. , an office area with large plate glass window for display of tires, batteries and accessories along with "Men" and "Ladies" restrooms featuring Texaco-green tile walls and floors. The Teague station design was typically built of white porcelain tile but local and regional variations could include painted brick, concrete brick and stucco materials. Other features included red Texaco stars on the upper facade on outer sidewalls and above the service bays, and red lettering spelling out "TEXACO" above the office area. Stations were identified by the street from Texaco's "banjo" sign.
- 1937 - Texaco unlawfully breaks the US embargo on supplying either side of the Spanish Civil War and begins supplying fuel to Franco's fascists on free credit, fuel which powered the German bombers as they destroyed the civilian population of Guernica and other towns. Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
- 1938 - Texaco introduced Sky Chief gasoline, a premium grade fuel developed from the ground up as a high-octane gasoline rather than just an ethylized regular product. Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sky Chief was dispensed from a silver gas pump in contrast with the red pump used for Fire Chief gasoline - a move that would last many years until the early 1960s.
- 1939 - Texaco became one of the first oil companies to introduce a "Registered Rest Room" program to ensure that restroom facilities at all Texaco stations nationwide maintained a standard level of cleanliness to the motoring public. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The company hired a staff of inspectors who traveled from station to station periodically to ensure that restrooms were up to standard. The "Registered Rest Room" program was later copied by other oil companies and continued at Texaco until the energy crises of the 1970s. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970.
- 1941 - Texaco introduced a "24-hour" station program for selected outlets along major highways during the summer months, to help ensure that motorists driving at night were no more than a tankful away from a Texaco station. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
- 1947 - Texaco merged its British operation with Trinidad Leaseholds under the name Regent. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
- 1954 - To meet the needs of modern automobiles with higher power engines, Texaco upgrades Sky Chief gasoline by adding Petrox as a new additive to increase octane ratings to levels similar to aviation fuel of World War II vintage. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Petrox was a Detergent additive used from 1954 to 1989 by Texaco, in its premium-grade "Sky Chief" Gasoline. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
- 1959 - The Texas Company changes its corporate name to Texaco, Inc. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. to better reflect the value of the Texaco brand name, which represented the biggest selling gasoline brand in the U. S. and only marketer selling gasoline under one brand name in all 50 states.
- 1959 - Texaco acquires McColl-Frontenac Oil Company Ltd. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. of Canada and changes its name to Texaco Canada Ltd. 
- Late 1950s - Bought Paragon Oil, a major fuel oil distribution company in the northeastern United States. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive Paragon Oil was an American oil company founded circa 1910 in New York by the Schwartz brothers and sold to Texaco in the late 1950s
- 1962 - Texaco introduces the "You Can Trust Your Car To The Man Who Wears The Star" campaign. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. (The radio jingle (as of the early 1970s), went as follows:
"You can trust your car to the man who wears the star for the finest products that can take care of your car, At every Texaco station Clear across the nation! You can trust your car to the man who wears the star The big red Texaco star!"
Both Fire Chief and Sky Chief gasolines are promoted as "Climate Controlled" as various blends of both gasolines are distributed to Texaco stations in various parts of the country. A jingle is a memorable Slogan, set to an engaging Melody, mainly broadcast on Radio and sometimes on Television commercials.
- 1964 - Texaco introduces the "Matawan" service station design at a station in Matawan, New Jersey. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Features include mansard roofing design, service bays moved to the side of station and sheetrock covering over most exterior walls. For the musical group "Drywall" see Drywall (musical project Drywall is a common manufactured Building material 
- 1966 - Texaco replaces the long-running banjo sign with a new hexagon logo that had previously been test-marketed with the "Matawan" station design introduced two years earlier. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Regular hexagon The internal Angles of a regular hexagon (one where all sides and all angles are equal are all 120 ° and the hexagon has 720 degrees The new logo featured red outline with TEXACO in black bold lettering and small banjo logo with red star and green T at bottom. Texaco also enters agreement with Howard Johnson for Texaco credit card to be honored for charging of lodging and food at Howard Johnson motor lodges, a widespread trend of the time among major oil companies that would last until the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo. Several prominent people have been named Howard Johnson: Howard David Johnson (artist a contemporary photorealist painter focusing on mythology and religion
- 1967 - Regent name replaced by Texaco at British petrol stations. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
- 1970 - In response to increasingly stringent federal emission standards that would ultimately lead to mandating of unleaded gasoline in 1975 and later-model cars and trucks, Texaco introduced Lead-free Texaco as the first regular-octane lead-free gasoline at stations in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Southern California, or So Cal, is defined as the southern portion of the U Lead-free Texaco would become available nationwide in 1974, in time for the introduction of 1975-model vehicles. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar.
- 1978 - Texaco Canada Ltd. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) merges with Texaco Explorations Canada Ltd. to form Texaco Canada Inc. 
- 1980 - Texaco replaces Sky Chief gasoline, a leaded premium grade, with new Super Lead-free Sky Chief. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Following an industry trend of oil companies retrenching from operating service stations nationwide by pulling out of marginally-profitable or unprofitable regions that began with the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo, Texaco also ends its 50-year-plus commitment to 50-state marketing of gasoline by pulling out of Montana and several other states in the North Central and Midwestern U. Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern S.
- November 21, 1980 - Lake Peigneur/Jefferson Island disaster
- 1982 - Texaco replaces 1966-vintage hexagon logo with a new rendition of the old banjo sign in red and white featuring the star and "T". Events 164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family restores the Temple in Jerusalem. Lake Peigneur ( Cajun French for "comber" relating to someone who works with Wool in the process of weaving fabric is located in the U Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) The new service station design emphasizes use of dark colors including, black, red and gray. Gasoline products receive name changes with the advent of self-service including Lead-free Texaco to Texaco Unleaded, Fire Chief to Texaco Regular, and Super Lead-free Sky Chief to Texaco Super Unleaded.
- 1984 - Bought Getty Oil (including Tidewater Petroleum). Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Getty Oil is an oil company founded by J Paul Getty. It was at its height during the 1960s Tidewater Petroleum was a Petroleum company It sold its products under the trademarks Tydol Veedol and Flying A. The Getty name and stations in the Northeastern United States were sold to Power Test and are now owned by Lukoil. LUKoil () (ЛУКойл lukɔɪl is Russia 's largest Oil company and its largest producer of oil. Getty's Skelly stations in several Midwestern states rebranded as Texaco stations, including a few states in which Texaco returned after withdrawing a few years earlier.
- 1985 - On November 19 Pennzoil won a US$10. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Pennzoil is an oil company originally founded in Oil City Pennsylvania. 53 billion verdict from Texaco in the largest civil verdict in US history (Texaco established a signed contract to buy Getty Oil after Pennzoil entered into an unsigned, yet still binding, buyout contract with Gordon Getty). In law a lawsuit is a civil action brought before a Court in which the party commencing the action the Plaintiff, seeks a legal or equitable remedy Getty Oil is an oil company founded by J Paul Getty. It was at its height during the 1960s Gordon Peter Getty was born on December 20, 1934. He is the fourth child of oil tycoon J To obtain the billions required to pay the verdict, Texaco sold 50% of its interests in marketing east of the Mississippi and Texas and its three Gulf Coast refineries to Saudi Aramco, which in turn formed a holding company called Saudi Refining that held the 50% ownership in the new venture called Star Enterprise. Saudi Aramco, the state-owned national oil company of Saudi Arabia, is the largest oil corporation in the world and the world's largest in terms of proven crude Saudi Refining Inc (SRI with headquarters in Houston, purchases and sells Crude oil and maintains a significant inventory of crude oil outside the United Texaco also withdrew from marketing gasoline in the Chicago area by selling its service stations and distribution facilities to Mobil in an exchange agreement for which Texaco acquired former Mobil outlets in the Oklahoma City area. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Mobil Gas Station by David Shankbonejpg|thumb|Mobil gas station East Village section of New York City]] Mobil was a major American oil company Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the US state of Oklahoma.
- 1987 - Texaco files for bankruptcy; company continues trading under protection of U. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their Creditors Creditors may file a bankruptcy petition against S. bankruptcy laws.
- 1989 - Texaco sells its Canadian refining and marketing operations to Imperial Oil, the Canadian subsidiary of Exxon Corp. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Imperial Oil Limited ( French: Compagnie Pétrolière Impériale Limitée) () is Canada 's largest Petroleum company Exxon is a brand of fuel sold by ExxonMobil. History Exxon formally replaced the Esso, Enco, In most areas of Canada, service stations rebranded from Texaco to Esso. Esso (SO is an international trade name for ExxonMobil and its related companies (Locations in the Maritimes were acquired separately by Ultramar, and in Newfoundland and Labrador by Great Eastern Oil, now owned by North Atlantic Refining. The Maritime provinces, called the Maritimes in local English (or the Canadian Maritimes by non-Canadians is a region of Eastern Canada For Ultramar the Home world of the Ultramarines in the Warhammer 40000 universe see Ultramarines Ultramar is a Canadian Oil Refining Newfoundland and Labrador (ˈnuːfɨn(dlənd ən(d ˈlæbrəˌdɔr (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador is a province of Canada, the tenth and latest to join the Confederation North Atlantic Refining is a Petroleum company based in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. )
- 1989 - Texaco introduces System3 gasolines in all three grades of fuel, featuring the latest detergent additive technology to improve performance by reducing deposits that clog fuel injection systems. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar)
- 1993 - Several dozen tribal leaders and residents from the Ecuadoran Amazon file a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit against Texaco, as a result of massive ecological pollution of the area and rivers around Texaco's Ecuadorian off-shore drilling sites, causing toxic contamination of approximately 30,000 residents. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Ecuador topics. The Amazon River (Rio Amazonas Río Amazonas of South America is the largest river in the world by volume with a total river flow greater than the next top ten largest rivers Ecology (from Greek grc οἶκος oikos, "house(hold" and grc -λογία -logia) is the scientific study of Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability disorder harm or discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms they are in Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability disorder harm or discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms they are in http://www.texacorainforest.com/why/index.htm
- 1994 - Texaco's System3 gasolines replaced by new CleanSystem3 gasolines for improved engine performance. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar)
- 1996 - Texaco pays over $170 million to settle racial discrimination lawsuits filed by black employees at the company. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) List of racism-related topics|Racism by country Racism, by its simplest definition is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa It was the largest racial discrimination lawsuit settlement in the United States at the time, and was particularly damaging to Texaco's public relations when tapes were released containing ethnic slurs used repeatedly by company officers at high-level corporate meetings. The following is a list of ethnic slurs that are or have been used as insinuations or allegations about members of a given Ethnicity or to refer to them in a derogatory (critical
- 1998 - Formed joint venture Equilon with Shell Oil Company, combining their Western and Midwestern U. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together Shell Oil Company is the United States -based affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell, a multinational oil company (" Oil major " of Anglo S. refining and marketing.
- 1998 - Formed joint venture Motiva with Shell Oil Company and Saudi Aramco, a joint venture combining their Eastern and Gulf Coast U. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Motiva Enterprises LLC, is a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company (the American wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell) and Saudi Refining Saudi Aramco, the state-owned national oil company of Saudi Arabia, is the largest oil corporation in the world and the world's largest in terms of proven crude S. refining and marketing businesses.
- 2001 - Chevron Corporation merges with Texaco. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.
- July 2004 - Chevron regains non-exclusive rights to the Texaco brand name in the U. July 2004: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September S.
- August 2005 - Texaco introduces the Techron additive into its fuels in the U. PortalCurrent events News collections and sources WikipediaNews collections and sources. S. and parts of Latin America.
- July 2006 - Chevron regains exclusive rights to the Texaco brand name in the U. July 2006 was a month with thirty-one days The following events also occurred during the month S. and begins opening up gas stations across the U. S.
Racing driver Nigel Mansell driving in the 1993 CART IndyCar
Texaco is associated with the Havoline brand of motor oil and other automotive products. Havoline is a motor oil brand of Texaco, a former major oil company based in the United States that is now merged with the Chevron Corporation. It is one of the sponsors of NASCARwith drivers like Davey Allison, Ernie Irvan, Ricky Rudd, Jamie McMurray, and Casey Mears. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States. David Carl "Davey" Allison ( February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR Race car Driver, best Virgil Earnest Irvan, more commonly known as Ernie Irvan, (born January 13, 1959 in Salinas California) is a former race driver in NASCAR Ricky Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a retired American NASCAR driver James Christopher McMurray (born June 3, 1976 in Joplin Missouri) is a NASCAR race car driver Casey James Mears (born March 12 1978 in Bakersfield California) is the driver of the #5 Kellogg's / CARQUEST Chevrolet Impala SS in the Texaco currently sponsors Car 42, driven by Juan Pablo Montoya. Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán (born September 20, 1975, in Bogotá, Colombia) is a Race car driver in NASCAR for Chip Havoline has sponsored a NASCAR race car continuously since the early 1980s. Texaco has also has also been involved in Indy car racing sponsoring Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti and his son Michael Andretti.
It has also been associated with the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts, as well as such entertainment legends as Bob Hope, Jack Benny and Milton Berle (many of their shows were originally sponsored by Texaco - see Texaco Star Theatre, which includes the sponsorship lyrics of the opening theme: "We're the men of Texaco, We work from Maine to Mexico. The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880 is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974) was an American Comedian, vaudevillian Mendel "Milton Berle" Berlinger ( July 12, 1908 &ndash March 27, 2002) was an Emmy -winning American Comedian Texaco Star Theater, a comedy-variety . . "). Berle's program was broadcast in the same time slot as Fulton J. Sheen's religious program for a while, thus leading to Berle's oft-quoted quip, "We both have the same boss - Sky Chief!"
In Latin America, Texaco sponsors Brazilian soccer superstar Ronaldinho. Servant of God Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American Archbishop In West Africa, Texaco sponsors the soccer-based comic Supa Strikas.
Texaco struck oil in a small portion of Ecuador in 1967. The gusher, Lago Agrio (Spanish for Sour Lake), was the source of the production of 1. Nueva Loja (also known as Lago Agrio, after Sour Lake Texas) is the Capital city of Sucumbíos, in Ecuador. 7 billion barrels of oil between 1972 and 1992. Though most of the oil is now gone, Texaco left behind a large problem for the residents of Sucumbios. Sucumbíos is a Province in NE Ecuador. The capital and largest city is Nueva Loja (also known as Lago Agrio About 18 billion gallons of waste which have been shown to contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that can cause cancer, along with hundreds of waste pits for the toxins still remain in the area.  In fact, it has been alleged that there has been a 150% increase in cancer cases in the community and region since the spill.  The Wall Street Journal does not feel that this claim has been justified by the “expert” report though, and feels that no causal link between the oil spills and the cancer has been made.  Lawyers for many indigenous residents of El Oriente filed suit against the company in Aguinda vs. Texaco. The suit accused Texaco of discharging toxic petroleum waste into the same water that was used by the locals for fishing, bathing, and drinking. After 10 years, Chevron-Texaco—newly merged oil giants—won on the basis that the case should be carried out in Ecuador, not the U. S. After fighting Chevron-Texaco further in Lago Agrio, the damages that have been assessed against the company are between 8 and 16 billion dollars. 
- Chevron Corporation
- Caltex - joint venture between Texaco and Chevron, now a major international brand name of Chevron Corporation
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