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A brand of gasoline, automotive petroleum products, and a chain of fueling stations founded as Texas Fuel Company in 1901, known through most of its early years as The Texas Company with Texaco as its brand. In 1959 the company was renamed Texaco. Merged with Chevron in 2001 to form ChevronTexaco.

In the 1936 it formed a joint venture with the Standard Oil of California called the California Texas Oil Company. This company would later become Caltex.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Texaco page on 14 November 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Texaco, Inc. ("The Texas Company") is an American oil subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. Its flagship product is its fuel "Texaco with Techron". It also owns the Havoline motor oil brand. Texaco was an independent company until its refining operations merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001, at which time most of its station franchises were divested to the Shell Oil Company. It began as the Texas Fuel Company, founded in 1901 in Beaumont, Texas, by Joseph S. Cullinan, Thomas J. Donoghue, Walter Benona Sharp, and Arnold Schlaet upon the discovery of oil at Spindletop.

For many years, Texaco was the only company selling gasoline under the same brand name in all 50 US states, as well as Canada, making it the most truly national brand among its competitors. It was also one of the Seven Sisters which dominated the global petroleum industry from the mid-1940s to the 1970s. Its current 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 company was headquartered in Harrison, New York, near White Plains, prior to the merger with Chevron.

Texaco gasoline comes with Techron, an additive developed by Chevron, as of 2005, replacing the previous CleanSystem3. The Texaco brand is strong in the U.S., Latin America and West Africa. It has a presence in Europe as well; for example, it is a well-known retail brand in the UK, with around 1,100 Texaco-branded service stations.


Multimedia

September 1953
[Home Movies: Can 10712: Construction of New Texaco Station by Charles McGinnis, Part 3, August and September 1953]
This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives (public domain).
Download Home Movies: Can 10712: Construction of New Texaco Station from The Internet Archive - 268MB - 11:51
This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives (public domain).
Download [Texaco Commercial] from The Internet Archive - 12.2MB - 0:59


DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
1954Exclusively Yours
Radio Productions, Inc. for Texaco

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Photographs

Texaco Bennett 1950's Gas Pump 1950's Era Bennett Gas Pump
Completely Restored
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
for $1,400 at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
View photo of Texaco Bennett 1950's Gas Pump - 1.4MB
Wayne Texaco Gas Pump 1950's Wayne Gas Pump
for $3,000
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
View photo of Wayne Texaco Gas Pump - 3.1MB
California Pit Stop 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Art California Pit Stop
Artist: Ken Eberts
Car: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder


Image courtesy CarArt.us
View "California Pit Stop" - 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Art - 66KB
Maintaining the Love Affair - 1954 Oldsmobile Art Maintaining the Love Affair
Artist: Ken Eberts
Car: 1954 Oldsmobile
Image courtesy CarArt.us
View "Maintaining the Love Affair" - 1954 Oldsmobile Art - 88KB
Wayne Model 60 Texaco Gas Pump Display Case Wayne Model 60 Gas Pump Display Case
Reserve not met, high bid $4,700 - Mecum Auctions
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
View photo of Wayne Model 60 Texaco Gas Pump Display Case - 3.2MB
1960's Texaco Wayne Gas Pump 1960's Era Wayne Gas Pump
Original, Completely Restored
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
for $1,100 at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
View photo of 1960's Texaco Wayne Gas Pump - 1.7MB
Hurricane Camille Damage - Rambler American in front of Texaco Rambler American in front of Texaco
The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
Image ID: wea00593, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Mississippi, Biloxi
Photo Date: 1969, August 17
View photo of Hurricane Camille Damage - Rambler American in front of Texaco - 1.3MB
Texaco Station Model Car Diorama Gas Station Model Car Diorama
Photo ©2009 John Walczak
2009 Milwuakee NNL
View photo of Texaco Station Model Car Diorama - 1,414KB
Texaco Station Model Car Diorama Gas Station Model Car Diorama
Photo ©2009 John Walczak
2009 Milwuakee NNL
View photo of Texaco Station Model Car Diorama - 1,504KB
Texaco Station Model Car Diorama Gas Station Model Car Diorama
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
View photo of Texaco Station Model Car Diorama - 4,180KB
Texaco Station Model Car Diorama Gas Station Model Car Diorama
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
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Texaco Station Model Car Diorama Gas Station Model Car Diorama
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
View photo of Texaco Station Model Car Diorama - 3,706KB
Texaco Station Model Car Diorama Gas Station Model Car Diorama
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
View photo of Texaco Station Model Car Diorama - 3,495KB
1939 Ford Truck Marmon-Harrington Model Car 1939 Ford 112" Wheelbase Truck w/Marmon-Harrington 4x4 Conversion
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
View photo of 1939 Ford Truck with Marmon-Harrington 4x4 Model - 2.2MB
1939 Ford Truck Marmon-Harrington Model Car 1939 Ford 112" Wheelbase Truck w/Marmon-Harrington 4x4 Conversion
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
View photo of 1939 Ford Truck with Marmon-Harrington 4x4 Model - 2.2MB
1939 Ford Truck Marmon-Harrington Model Car 1939 Ford 112" Wheelbase Truck w/Marmon-Harrington 4x4 Conversion
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
View photo of 1939 Ford Truck with Marmon-Harrington 4x4 Model - 2.2MB
Wayne Texaco Gas Pump Wayne Gas Pump
No auction information - Mecum Auctions
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
View photo of Wayne Texaco Gas Pump - 3.4MB
Wayne Texaco Gas Pump Wayne Gas Pump
for $3,300
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
View photo of Wayne Texaco Gas Pump - 2.5MB
Texaco Gumball Machine No auction information - Mecum Auctions
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
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