history and milestones

Texaco Agents' Meeting - February 12, 1933

chevron's history in China

Pacific Coast Oil Company began selling kerosene for lamps and home heating.

Texaco opened service stations and sales outlets in major Chinese cities.

Caltex began marketing petroleum products under the Caltex® brand.

Chevron was one of the first Western companies to re-enter China.

Chevron China Energy Company Pte. Ltd. (CCEC) became a partner with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) in one of China's first offshore oil production projects in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea.

Chevron established Shanghai Gaoqiao Caltex Lubricating Oil Company Limited, a joint venture with Sinopec Gaoqiao Petrochemical Company Limited.


CCEC signed a petroleum contract for the QHD32-6 field in Bohai Bay with CNOOC as operator.
Chevron Oronite set up a representative office in Beijing.

Chevron commenced production at its lubricants blend plant in Tianjin.

Chevron's joint venture Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem) and its affiliates began operating a polystyrene plant in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province.

The QHD32-6 field in Bohai Bay started production with six platforms.

CCEC and CNOOC signed a development agreement for the Bozhong 25-1 and Bozhong 25-1S (BZ25-1/s) fields in Bohai Bay.

BZ 25-1/s fields in Bohai Bay started production with six platforms.

Chevron-operated Northwest Swan LNG carrier made the first North West Shelf deliveries to China's first LNG facility in Guangdong Province.

Chevron's wholly-owned subsidiary Unocal East China Sea, Ltd. (UECSL) signed a 30-year production-sharing contract with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for the joint development of the Chuandongbei natural gas field in southwest China.

BZ 11/19 started production with two platforms. CCEC and CNOOC received two awards from the Chinese government for operations in Bohai Bay.

Chevron approved phase 2 investment to double the annual production capacity at Tianjin lubricants blend plant.

Chevron Oronite established its technology support center in Shanghai.

Unocal East China Sea Limited (UECSL) commenced natural gas production at the Chuandongbei Gas Project.

Chevron supplied the first LNG cargo to ENN Zhoushan terminal under a long-term agreement.

UECSL transferred the operatorship of Chuandongbei Gas Project to PetroChina. UECSL continues to support operation of the project as a non-operator.

Chevron Oronite opened a lubricant additive blending and shipping facility in Ningbo. It has further strengthened our supply capabilities in the Chinese market.

Chevron Renewable Energy Group set up a local entity, Chevron Trading (Beijing) Co. Ltd., to carry out its lower carbon feedstock trading activities in China.

awards and recognition

From 2011–2020, Chevron supported the comprehensive Walk Wise program which provided road safety education to 159,000 students in 102 schools across Chongqing Municipality and Sichuan Province. In 2021, the company won the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its support to protect vulnerable young road users in rural communities in China.

Between 2001 and 2024, the Hong Kong edition of Reader’s Digest presented Caltex with the Trusted Brand Award for 24 consecutive years.

Chevron is also recognized by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, a group of 370 non-governmental organizations. Since 2003, Chevron has received the Caring Company Recognition more than 19 times for our efforts in caring for the community, our employees and the environment.