Chevron Corp was incorporated in Delaware in January 1926 as Standard Oil Company of California, and it adopted the name Chevron Corporation in 1984 and ChevronTexaco Corporation in 2001. In 2005, ChevronTexaco Corporation changed its name to Chevron Corporation. The Company manages its investments in subsidiaries and affiliates and provides administrative, financial, management and technology support to U.S. and international subsidiaries that engage in integrated energy and chemicals operations. The Company operates in two business segments; Upstream and Downstream. Upstream operations consists of exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transporting crude oil by international oil export pipelines; transporting, storage and marketing of natural gas; and a gas-to-liquids project. Downstream operations consists of refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing of crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products by pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing of commodity petrochemicals, plastics for industrial uses and fuel and lubricant additives. The upstream and downstream activities of the Company and its equity affiliates are widely dispersed geographically, with operations and projects in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The Company markets petroleum products under the principal brands of Chevron, Texaco and Caltex throughout many parts of the world. The Company competes with fully integrated, petroleum companies, as well as independent and national petroleum companies, for the acquisition of crude oil and natural gas leases and other properties and for the equipment and labor required to develop and operate those properties. In its downstream business, it competes with fully integrated, petroleum companies and other independent refining, marketing, transportation and chemicals entities and national petroleum companies in the sale or acquisition of various goods or services in many national and international markets. The Company is subject to various international, federal, state and local environmental, health and safety laws, regulations and market-based programs.
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