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A brand of the ChevronTexaco company. Formed as the California Texas Oil Company in 1936 as a joint venture between the Texas Company (renamed Texaco in 1959) and Standard Oil of California (renamed Chevron in 1984), it was renamed Caltex Petroleum Corp. in 1968. Chevron and Texaco merged in 2001 to form ChevronTexaco, and Caltex is one of its international brands in Asia and Australia.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Caltex page on 13 November 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Caltex began in 1936 as the California Texas Oil Company, a joint venture between the Texas Company (later named Texaco) and Standard Oil of California (later named Chevron Corp.) to market oil from newly gained concessions in Saudi Arabia. It was renamed Caltex Petroleum Corp. in 1968. The two parent companies merged in 2001 to form ChevronTexaco (renamed Chevron in 2005) and Caltex remains one of its major international brand names.


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1960's
Caltex: A Major Scientific Breakthrough
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1960's
Caltex: A Major Scientific Breakthrough
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1960's
Caltex: A Major Scientific Breakthrough
This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives (public domain).
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1960's
Caltex: A Major Scientific Breakthrough
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