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Texaco Press Release - Texaco and Texaco Xpress Lube Receive 2000 Bold Tracks Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 26, 2000.

Denver, July 26 - The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) has awarded Texaco and Texaco Xpress Lube, its annual Bold Tracks Award for 2000. Each year, the NSCD honors businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to supporting recreation for people with a disability.

In accepting the award, Alan Kleier, Vice President for Texaco Exploration and Production's Central Business Unit, said, "Texaco is very proud to receive this award, particularly as we are receiving it during the NSCD's 30th anniversary year. Since Texaco began involvement with the NSCD more than a decade ago, we have had no thoughts of awards in mind. Our commitment to the Sports Center has been based on our desire to support the thousands of disabled individuals and their families who seek out and benefit from the center each year."

Texaco began supporting the NSCD in the late 1980s. In 1998, Texaco Xpress Lube owners from the Denver area in Colorado formed a partnership with the lubricants division of Equilon Enterprises LLC to begin providing joint support for the Center. Ed Rhodus, Texaco Xpress Lube retailer and chairman of the National Texaco Xpress Lube Advisory Council, represented the Denver Texaco Xpress Lube facilities in accepting the Bold Tracks Award. Texaco Xpress Lube is the second largest automotive branded quick lube chain in the U.S.

The National Sports Center for the Disabled was founded in 1970 and is currently the world's largest therapeutic sports program for the disabled. The non-profit organization annually provides over 25,000 lessons to more than 3,000 disabled children and adults from around the world. Activities undertaken by the NSCD include downhill skiing, rafting, rock climbing, hand cycling and sailing. Participants with more than 45 types of physical or mental disabilities participate in year-round NSCD programs. They benefit through physical, social, cognitive and emotional development as a result of program activities.

Editor's note: Equilon Enterprises LLC is the U.S. joint venture between Texaco Inc. and Shell Oil Company. Equilon refines and markets Texaco and Shell products in the western and midwestern U.S. and includes the Texaco and Shell nationwide transportation and lubricants businesses.

Updated: July 2000