Pacific Coast Oil Company began selling kerosene for lamps and home heating.
Texaco opened service stations and sales outlets in major Chinese cities.
Caltex began marketing petroleum products under the Caltex® brand.
Chevron was one of the first Western companies to re-enter China.
Chevron China Energy Company (CCEC) became a partner with China Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) in one of China's first offshore oil production projects in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea.
CCEC signed a petroleum contract for the QHD32-6 field in Bohai Bay with CNOOC as operator. This is the very first offshore project in which a Chinese company (CNOOC) was the operator while a foreign company as the non-operator.
Chevron's joint venture Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem) and its affiliates began operating a polystyrene plant in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province.
The QHD32-6 field in Bohai Bay started production with six platforms.
CCEC and CNOOC signed unitized development agreement for the Bozhong 25-1 and Bozhong 25-1S (BZ25-1/s) fields in Bohai Bay.
BZ 25-1/s fields in Bohai Bay started production with six platforms.
Chevron-operated Northwest Swan LNG carrier made the first North West Shelf deliveries to China's first LNG facility, in Guangdong Province.
Chevron's wholly-owned subsidiary Unocal East China Sea, Ltd. signed a 30-year production-sharing contract with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for the joint development of the Chuandongbei natural gas field in southwest China.
BZ 11/19 started production with two platforms. CCEC and CNOOC received two awards from the Chinese government for operations in Bohai Bay. The National Auditing Agency recognized the operations for compliance with auditing, business ethics and anticorruption efforts. The second award was from the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency for replacing a crude-burning generator at the QHD 32-6 Oil Field with a gas turbine generator. Gas that was previously flared or burned off now generates power and saves more than 100 barrels of oil per day.
CCEC acquired shallow-water Blocks 15/10 and 15/28 in the South China Sea, which cover approximately 1.4 million acres (5,782 sq km).
CCEC and CNOOC signed an agreement for QHD32-6 Phase II redevelopment with four new platforms.
The Chuandongbei Project achieved mechanical completion of Train 1.
The Chuandongbei Project achieved mechanical completion of Trains 2 and 3.
The commissioning of the Chuandongbei Project achieved first steam.
The Chuandongbei Project commenced initial start-up activities.
The Chuandongbei Project commenced natural gas production.