quote:------------------------------------------------- There is also some interesting reading under the Q&A section of that website about the merger and their use of the Havoline/Texaco brand names. Apparently Equilon is keeping some control of the Texaco name. At least that's what I got out of it. I had to go somewhere and didn't read it as carefully as I should have.
Originally posted by mikemc: Go to www.chevron.com and look at the safety data sheets and also the product data sheets and compare them. I decided that any difference is trivial so I use Havoline as its easier to find here.
quote:Nope. Equilon maintained a contractual right to also use the "Havoline" name for, I believe, two years subsequent to the Chevron and Texaco merger. It made for some confusion since there were two outwardly nearly identical "Havoline" motor oil products on shelves. The back of the bottles correctly identified who the actual blender was, but, outside of oil geeks, who reads the backs of motor oil bottles?... Chevron also sponsored the U.S. Olympic team, so the ChevronTexaco product featured the "Olympic" logo on the front of their bottles as further differentiation. But, again, who really noticed? Anyway, Equilon's right to market their flavor of "Havoline" passed several months ago, which might explain the brief appearance of Equilon "Havoline" product at Pig Lots stores on the east coast and midwest for awhile as the magic date approached. The name "Havoline" is now firmly under the exclusive control of ChevronTexaco. [ January 04, 2004, 01:50 PM: Message edited by: Ray H ]
Originally posted by Eastexan: Apparently Equilon is keeping some control of the Texaco name.