more than 100 years
Chevron has produced oil and gas in California for more than 100 years, providing the energy to serve residents, businesses and industries, including agriculture. Local oil production helps to promote energy independence while providing economic benefits for the community, including money spent with local suppliers, philanthropic donations and property tax payments that go towards funding local infrastructure. We also employ approximately 800 full-time employees.*
* Including some based locally who are in central support roles for Chevron globally.
a rich history in california
Chevron has deep roots in Central California that go back more than a century to the first well it drilled in Coalinga Field in Fresno County in 1907. Since those first days, we’ve been leading the way to provide reliable, affordable energy while striving to protect people and the environment.
While our company’s name has changed more than once, we’ve always retained our founders’ spirit, grit, innovation and perseverance.