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I see Chevron Havoline oil for sale. Havoline used to be the brand name of Texaco. Texaco gas stations disappeared from our area years ago, and we have never had Chevron. Does this mean Texaco changed it’s name to Chevron?

Chevron bought Texaco. The company was called CheveronTexaco for a while, I think, kind of like ExxonMobil. There are still Texaco stations, owned or franchised by Chevron.

Chevron bought-out Texaco 18 years ago.

In Manhattan, there used to be a little hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant with a name that described its location. It was called… Mexico Next to Texaco !
The gas station and the restaurant are both long gone.

Well, Texaco disappeared here more than 18 years ago, but when I saw Havoline oil on the shelves, is was still branded Texaco.I didn’t realize that I had not seen it in a while and was surprised it was branded Chevron.

So, you can no longer “trust your car to the man who wears the star” , huh? :slight_smile:

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That is true, but you can still enjoy their singing!

That brought back memories.

I seem to remember Bob Hope having a relationship with Texaco. My dad didn’t like Bob Hope for some reason, but I’d watch his show if dad wasn’t controlling the channel. I always thought Hope was an excellent comedian, whether or not you agreed with his other ideas, who cares? just sit back and enjoy some funny jokes. Texaco was one of the most common gas stations where I grew up in Colorado, and Texaco advertising was very common on the tv, the man who wears the star and the like, well known phrase by everybody.

Many possible reasons . . .

Apparently, he was a well-known “womanizer” . . . in other words, he cheated on his wife quite often

And his humour was take it or leave it . . . I for one never liked it. Didn’t make me laugh

But I do respect that he went on so many USO tours

So even though I respected him, to a degree, I didn’t really like him, nor did I think he was funny

But there’s an airport nearby that’s named for him

Texaco still exists. It looks like this and my brother insists I don’t need a passport to visit. At least not yet.


I’ve always thought “Lubbock” is a good name for a town. I have few Texas stories. “Oh no” I’m hearing, “not another of George’s stories”!!" . Ok, I hear you, so just a short one. I interviewed for a job in a town just outside of Dallas, this was many years ago. During the interview the building caught fire & we had to evacuate. Decided against that job … lol …

You can’t watch Uncle Miltie on the Texaco Star Theatre anymore either.

I actually liked the Texacomen more than Uncle Miltie.

Sis Ceaser was more my style.

Caeser was the best.

That’s an omen, no doubt about it . . .

It’s kind of like when you’re taking a prospective used car for a test drive, and it fails to start and/or stalls on you . . . you say “Thank you, but I’ll keep looking”


Texaco used to sponsor the Saturday afternoon live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera on AM radio. This was back in the 1950s.
Another oil company that sponsored fine music was Cities Service (now Citgo). "Down Fifth Avenue in New York City, down Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, down the main Street of everybody’s home town, here comes the Cities Service Band of America. The Band of America was on NBC radio every Monday evening from 1948 to 1956.

I firmly believe that the big oil companies got together and divided up the country on who will sell where. 40 years ago we had all the gas stations where I lived. Now we have a just a few. I think the closest Texaco near me is RI. We have Golf, Irving (local chain), Speedway, Exxon-Mobil and a few Sunoco. And some Scattered BP’s. I travel to other parts of the country on business and I see many many more brands and very few if any of the stations we have in NH and MA.

We had a regional (OK, KS, and TX) refinery here many years ago but increasingly heavy regulations made it to where they could not stay open.

The refinery itself was actually bought by Conoco I think. It was disassembled piece by piece and shipped north to Idaho or somewhere up in that neck of the woods.

The land is still vacant and can’t be used until someone is willing to put forth the time and money to excavate 3 feet of topsoil off of the entire property and dispose of it Lord knows where., Forty something acres X 3 feet is a lot of cubic yards of dirt…

We had a cleanup of a fuel oil site, it was treated by burning off the hydrocarbons then returned to the site.

Baltimore had a harbor property like that. It was an industrial site with lots of chromium and other heavy metals in the soil. It took about 3 or 4 decades, but development started about 10 years ago.