Chevron has a long, robust history, which began when a group of explorers and merchants established the Pacific Coast Oil Co. on Sept. 10, 1879. Since then, the Chevron company's name has changed more than once, but has always retained the founders' spirit, grit, innovation and perseverance.
Over the years, Chevron has joined with other companies, each with their own history, strengths and character. Chevron has grown from a San Francisco-based company with a five-state market in the Western United States to a major corporation whose subsidiaries conduct business worldwide. Throughout, Chevron has retained it's fundamental purpose: to provide the energy people need to fuel human progress.
At Chevron, our businesses work in concert to provide the energy that drives human progress. Explore Chevron’s companies to learn how we use our global resources, determination and ingenuity to meet today’s complex energy challenges.