Thursday, September 29, 2011

Texaco, the Texas Company

A Texaco tank wagon at Hutt Workshops photographed by Percy Godber in 1930, probably containing petrol rather than oil.  The brand was sold as such until 1942 in both Australia and NZ when the name Caltex was introduced as a regional merger of Texaco and Standard Oil of California. Caltex had actually begun in 1936 as the California Texas Oil Company, a joint venture between the two to market oil from newly gained concessions in Saudi Arabia. The two parent companies merged in 2001 to form ChevronTexaco (renamed just Chevron in 2005).

A 1937 Ford van of Texaco in Oriental Bay.

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