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Chevron Press Release - Chevron And Texaco Form Joint Venture: Fuel And Marine Marketing LLC

Business growth and customer service to be primary focus of new company

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2, 1998 -- Chevron and Texaco today announced the formation and operational start-up of Fuel and Marine Marketing LLC (FAMM), a joint venture combining the global residual fuel and marine lubricants marketing businesses of both companies. FAMM will be a top quartile company in these markets, with annual sales of 170 million barrels of fuel and 80 million gallons of marine lubricants. FAMM will operate from 25 offices located in key markets around the world. Texaco holds 69 percent ownership of the new company and Chevron has 31 percent.

In a joint statement, Patricia Woertz, president of Chevron Products Co., and Glenn F. Tilton, Texaco Inc. senior vice president and president, Global Businesses, said, The creation of this joint venture reflects our continuing commitment to the marine lubricants and global residual fuels businesses in an increasingly competitive environment. Our customers will receive better service and a wider range of products, and our employees will be afforded greater opportunities. Most importantly, this company is well-positioned for growth and poised to become a world leader in the marine lubricants and residual fuel businesses.

C. Michael Bandy, general manager of Texaco Fuels and Marine Marketing, has been named president of FAMM. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the new company will be governed by a five-person management committee, which includes:

  • Thomas S. Neslage, general manager, Texaco Global Products
  • George J. Batavick, deputy comptroller, Texaco Inc.
  • Peter McCrea, vice president, global lubricants, Chevron Products Co.
  • Dave Krattebol, vice president, finance, Chevron Products Co.
  • C. Michael Bandy, president, FAMM

The joint venture will serve customers in approximately 450 ports and over 100 countries worldwide.

Updated: November 1998