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Chevron Oronite to Sponsor & Present at F&L week 2022

SAN RAMON, Calif., April 20, 2022 – Chevron Oronite is sponsoring and presenting at the F+L Conference, which will be returning to an in-person format on April 27-29, 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of this year’s conference is “Disruption and Transformation in the Fuels & Lubes Industry,” which explores the current state of the industry, the disruptive forces impacting it, and how companies can prepare to transform their business to meet those challenges.


 Rajagopalan Padmanabhan, regional product line manager for AEO, VII and small engines, Chevron Oronite, will give a presentation titled “Biodiesel Usage in Heavy Duty Applications and Lubricant Solutions” on April 28, 2022 (day 2) at 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m, Bangkok time. Raj will discuss the impact of bio-diesel on the performance of heavy duty diesel engine oil in the areas of oxidation, viscosity increase, corrosive wear etc. when it is used at 20% and upwards. He will discuss how fully formulated additives, in combination with the right base oil and viscosity modifier can help meet bio-diesel usage needs. He’ll also share highlights of the work done by Oronite so far on diesel engine oil formulations with supporting test data that demonstrates compatibility with 20-30% bio-diesel.


F&L Week also includes the F&L Asia Award Showcase which celebrates the outstanding contributions and exceptional performance of those working in the Fuels and Lubes industry in Asia.  The “F&L Asia Future Leaders Award” for 2022 will be presented to Dr. Kaustav Sinha, global strategic account manager, Chevron Oronite. The award is a recognition of Kaustav’s leadership and contributions to the industry and a testimonial of the human talent that Chevron Oronite continues to attract and develop in the company.  

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, 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.


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 achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. To advance a lower-carbon future, we are focused on cost efficiently lowering our carbon intensity, increasing renewables and offsets in support of our business, and investing in low-carbon technologies that enable commercial solutions.