news release

chevron oronite begins construction of new

warehouse at Gonfreville l’Orcher

SAN RAMON, Calif., March 26, 2024 – Chevron Oronite is pleased to announce the construction of a new warehouse at its Gonfreville l’Orcher Manufacturing Plant (France). This building will store drums and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and will be automated and equipped with the latest advances in warehousing and logistics. Completion of the facility is expected in late 2024. 

“The construction of this new warehouse in France is an important addition to our manufacturing capabilities,” stated Brett Cooley, vice-president of Manufacturing and Supply, Chevron Oronite. “It demonstrates our continued commitment to supply quality products safely and reliably, while also enhancing value for our customers.” 

Laurent Jumelle, general manager of Sales and Marketing, Europe Africa Middle East, Chevron Oronite expanded on the enhanced customer benefits that the new warehouse will provide.  As Jumelle explains, “With this new warehouse and its state-of-the-art automation system, we will be able to deliver products faster and more efficiently, leveraging an accurate inventory management system to provide rapid response to customer orders.” 

This new warehouse will be one of the first to comply with latest French environmental and safety regulations recently heightened following specific industry events. “Operational Excellence is Chevron Oronite’s top priority, and this project will allow us to meet the latest regulatory requirements in the field of fire protection, while integrating one of the most advanced digital technologies in terms of automation and logistics flow management,” concluded Olivier Clavaud, general manager of Manufacturing and Supply, Europe Africa Middle East, Chevron Oronite.


About Chevron Oronite

Chevron Oronite is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, helping provide solutions to customers globally. Headquartered in San Ramon, California (USA), Chevron Oronite maintains regional offices in Houston (Americas Region), Paris (Europe-Africa-Middle East Region), and Singapore (Asia-Pacific Region); operates manufacturing sites in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (USA), Gonfreville (France), Singapore, Ningbo (China) and Mauá (Brazil); an affiliated blending and shipping plant in Omaezaki, Japan; technology centers in the USA, France, the Netherlands, Japan and China and has interests in additive companies operating in other locations, including India.  Learn more about about Chevron Oronite at

Chevron Oronite is comprised of numerous affiliates that are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation. For simplicity in this news release, the terms “Chevron Oronite” and/or “Oronite” are used as abbreviated references to Chevron Corporation affiliates that are part of the Chevron Oronite business unit. Nothing in this document is intended to override or supersede the corporate separateness of these entities.

About Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to enabling human progress. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We aim to grow our traditional oil and gas business, lower the carbon intensity of our operations and grow new lower carbon businesses in renewable fuels, hydrogen, carbon capture, offsets and other emerging technologies. More information about Chevron is available at