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chevron oronite to sponsor & present at the virtual F&L week 2021

SAN RAMON, Calif., March 3, 2021 – Chevron Oronite is sponsoring and presenting at the F&L Virtual Conference 2021, which is taking place March 9-12, 2021. The theme of this year’s conference is “Disruption and Transformation,” 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.


Chevron Oronite’s four participants are: Anand Bhargav, global segment manager for main tier, PCMO and small engines, will give a presentation titled “Prepared to meet the GM dexos1™ Gen 3 specification” on March 10, 2021 (day 2) at 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., SGT. Anand will discuss the expected requirements of the upcoming dexos1™ Gen 3 specification and how Oronite is positioned to be the provider of choice to meet the new specifications.


Isao Tanaka, senior formulator, AEO Product Development Team at the Omaezaki Technology Center, will give a presentation titled “Investigation into performance test methods and lubricating oils suited for hybrid electric vehicles” on March 10, 2021 (day 2) at 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., SGT. “My focus will center on whether HEVs experience engine oil performance issues associated with high amounts of fuel and water dilution, including whether lubricant technology can mitigate these potential issues,” said Tanaka.


Richard Van den Bulk, manager of the Global OEM Liaison Team, will participate in a panel discussion on “Is There a Need for New Lubricant & Grease Standards?” on March 12, 2021 (day 4) at 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., SGT.


Taiki Hattori, formulator, AEO Product Development Team, Omaezaki Technology Center, will give a presentation titled “Impact on fuel efficiency and diesel engine oil performance by reducing the viscosity and various friction modifiers – evaluation of diesel engine oil using JASO engine test methods” on March 12, 2021 (day 4) at 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., SGT. Hattori explained, “The focus of my presentation is on the potential of next-generation fuel-saving diesel engine oil with low viscosity using JASO engine-test methods, including a report on the friction modifier (FM).”

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.