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New Delo® 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 Can Deliver Significant Fuel Economy Benefits

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>-- New Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Can Deliver up to 4.5% Fuel Economy Improvement --</i> </p>

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Delo® 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 Can Deliver Significant Fuel Economy Benefits14:30 EDT Thursday, August 23, 2012 DALLAS (Business Wire) -- Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announced its latest product, Delo® 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30, which can deliver significant fuel economy benefits. The product is designed to provide maximum fuel economy improvements while meeting industry and engine manufacturers' performance requirements and is ideal for heavy- and medium-duty trucks operating both on- and off-highway as specified by the OEM. Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 was announced at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas (booth 19125). Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 is a mixed-fleet gasoline and diesel motor oil recommended for engines in which the API CJ-4 or API SN service categories and SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade are recommended. The oil is designed to meet the demands of EGR and EGR/SCR engines while also providing the highest levels of performance in other diesel engine technologies. Fuel Economy Benefits Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 can deliver up to 4.5 percent fuel economy improvement with short haul trucks (Class 6) and up to 2 percent with long haul trucks (Class 8) when compared to SAE 15W-40 reference oil in SAE J1321 fuel consumption testing. For fleets, the savings associated with these fuel economy improvements can be substantial. Improvements in fuel efficiency not only reduce operating expenses, they also reduce carbon dioxide emissions. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, approximately 22.38 pounds of CO2 are produced by burning a gallon of diesel fuel1. Regardless of your area of concern, a 2-4 % improvement in fuel efficiency will deliver a positive impact to your bottom line and the environment. For more information on the benefits fuel economy improvements can offer your business, check the Delo Fuel Economy Calculator at www.ChevronDelo.com Delo Fuel Economy Line Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 joins Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 to create a line of Chevron diesel engine oils focused on delivering improved fuel economy without sacrificing engine durability. In fact, Chevron has conducted laboratory and field durability tests that have shown its products provide wear levels and oil drains that fleets have come to expect from leading SAE 15W-40 motor oils. “We understand that many of our customers are focused on managing fuel costs. Lubricants can play an important role in improving fuel economy, allowing fleet owners to reduce operating costs and stay competitive,” said Jim Gambill, North America Commercial and Industrial brand manager, Chevron Products Company. “Chevron is committed to helping its customers decrease expenses by delivering products designed to reduce fuel consumption. Our new Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 is part of Chevron's vision to offer a line of lubricants that deliver fuel economy without sacrificing engine or component durability.” Key benefits of Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 include: Fuel economy improvements: Can deliver up to 4.5 percent fuel economy improvement when compared to 15W-40 viscosity oils (dependent on vehicle type, load and other driving conditions). Consistent cold engine starting: Low viscosity synthetic base stocks promote consistent engine starting for vehicles operating in sub-zero temperatures Minimized operating costs: Protects against wear and corrosion, contributing to maximum vehicle utilization and minimal downtime Emission control system life: Provides optimum Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) life for minimal downtime and cleaning, thus managing your maintenance costs. Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 is approved for API Service Categories CJ-4, CI-4 PLUS, CI-4, SN; Mack EO-O Premium Plus; Renault VI RLD-3; and Volvo VDS-4. Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 is also recommended for use in Caterpillar engines in off-highway or construction applications in conditions where SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade is recommended. In addition, it meets the requirements of ACEA European Service Categories E-6, E-7 and E-9. The new synthetic oil is formulated for exceptional performance with many fuels, including low sulfur and ultra low sulfur diesel fuels, gasoline, most gasoline fuel blends, and many biofuel formulations. Availability Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 will be available across North America in 4th Quarter 2012. Please contact Chevron or your local lubricant marketer for more information on availability and package styles. For more information on Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 and the Delo line of fuel economy focused engine oils, go to www.ChevronDelo.com Follow the Delo Brand The Delo brand can be followed on various social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. Extended Service Protection - Chevron's Delo Product Family: Chevron's Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value for diesel powered vehicles that may demand extended service protection and drain capabilities. The exceptional performance of Delo lubricants is a result of Chevron's proprietary ISOSYN™ Technology which combines premium base oils, high performance additives and Chevron formulating expertise to provide superb diesel engine parts protection. All at an outstanding value. ISOSYN Technology helps customers by providing extended service protection, maximizing engine durability, and minimizing operating costs. All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo Warranty. Delo products includes Delo® heavy duty motor oils, Delo® Extended Life Coolant, Delo® Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite Free, Delo® Greases EP, Delo® Heavy Duty EP, Delo® Grease ESI, Delo® Synthetic Grease SF, Delo® Synthetic Transmission Fluid SAE 50, Delo® Gear Lubricants ESI® and Delo® Synthetic Gear Lubricant. More information on Delo products and the Delo Truck can be found at: www.ChevronDelo.com About Chevron Products Company Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) headquartered in San Ramon, CA. A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Havoline Xpress Lube®. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants. For more information go to: www.ChevronLubricants.com 1 U.S. EIA FAQ: http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=307&t=10 for Chevron Products CompanyChip Dehnert, 415-365-8533chip.dehnert@cohnwolfe.comorBrent Tippen, 925-790-3938SXHU@chevron.com