Chevron / Standard Oil

Chevron, initially known as Standard Oil, was established in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller, rapidly evolving into the world’s leading oil company through strategic business practices. It pioneered both horizontal and vertical integration, setting the foundation for the modern oil industry. However, its extensive dominance led to a landmark 1911 U.S. Supreme Court decision, breaking it into 34 companies, including the precursors to Chevron and others like Exxon and Mobil. Chevron emerged from Standard Oil’s Pacific Coast operations and expanded through key mergers, notably with Gulf Oil in 1984 and Texaco in 2001. The latter merger resulted in ChevronTexaco, although it reverted to Chevron in 2005.

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