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Chevron Press Release - Chevron Opens Service Station In New Kazakhstan Capital

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8, 1998 -- Chevron announced today that it has opened its second brand service station in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Chevron station is the first western service station in the new capital of Astana.

The opening ceremony was attended by Nursultan Nazarbayev, president of Kazakhstan, Richard Matzke, a director of Chevron Corp. and president of Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc., and local government officials.

"This beautiful new station demonstrates our belief in the bright promise of Kazakhstans future," said Matzke. "It is one more link in the chain of economic cooperation that is being built between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Chevron."

The service station is constructed to meet the highest world standards for environmental, ecological, fire and technical safety. Besides offering three grades of unleaded gasoline, diesel fuel, and motor oil, the facility offers customers a convenience food mart. The station is expected to employ 12 to 18 employees.

This is Chevrons second service station in Kazakhstan. One opened in the former capital of Almaty in October 1996. A third is scheduled to open in Atyrau later this year.

Updated: June 1998