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Chevron in Colombia

Chevron ranks among Colombia’s leading suppliers of fuel and lubricants. The company owns and operates a nationwide network of 317 Texaco-branded service stations. Chevron is Colombia’s leader in the aviation sector by supplying fuel to all of Colombia’s major airports. Chevron, in association with Ecopetrol (Colombia’s national oil company), operates three natural gas fields, one offshore (Chuchupa) and two onshore (Ballena and Riohacha in the Guajira province in northern Colombia); these fields play an integral role in meeting Colombia’s energy needs, producing enough natural gas to meet approximately 60 percent of the country’s domestic demand. Chevron operates the fields as a part of the Guajira Association contract where Chevron receives 43 percent of the production for the remaining life of each field and a variable production volume from a fixed-fee Build-Operate-Maintain-Transfer agreement.

Under the Texaco name, Chevron markets a full line of branded merchandise including: Techron gasoline, diesel fuel, Havoline and Ursa branded motor oils in service stations, sales agents and distributor throughout Colombia [1]

Company History in Colombia

Chevron began exploring for oil in Colombia in the late 1920s. They began marketing products in Barranquilla in the 1930s. Texaco which later merged with Chevron, entered into the Colombian market as a full-line competitor in 1958, constructing service stations, fuel terminals, warehouses and offices in Colombia’s major cities. The significant oil and gas discoveries came during the 1960s and 1970s. In the mid-1960s, the company built a new lube oil blending plant and a compounding grease unit in Bogotá. In 1977, the company inaugurated a plastic container manufacturing plant. In the ‘90s, the first Star Marts® and Star Lubes®, under the Texaco brand name opened for business.[2]

In May 2007, Chevron and Ecopetrol signed a long-term purchase and sales agreement with Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), Venezuela’s national oil company to deliver natural gas from Colombia to Venezuela starting in January 2008. [3]

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--Stansand 19:45, 1 July 2008 (EDT)