Filed by Chevron Corporation Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act
                          of 1933 and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under
                                             the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                                    Subject Company: Texaco Inc.

                                                   Commission File No. 333-54240

                                                           Date: August 10, 2001

         Except for the historical and present factual information contained
herein, the matters set forth in this filing, including statements as to the
expected benefits of the merger such as efficiencies, cost savings, market
profile and financial strength, and the competitive ability and position of the
combined company, and other statements identified by words such as
"anticipates," "expects," "projects," "plans," and similar expressions are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results
to differ materially, including the possibility that the anticipated benefits
from the merger cannot be fully realized, the possibility that costs or
difficulties related to the integration of our businesses will be greater than
expected, the impact of competition and other risk factors relating to our
industry as detailed from time to time in each of Chevron's and Texaco's reports
filed with the SEC.

         Chevron has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4, and several
amendments thereto, with the SEC containing a preliminary joint proxy
statement/prospectus regarding its proposed merger transaction with Texaco. The
information contained in these preliminary filings is not complete and may be
changed. Investors are urged to read the definitive joint proxy
statement/prospectus when it becomes available and any other relevant documents
filed with the SEC because they will contain important information. The
definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to the stockholders of
Chevron and Texaco seeking their approval of the proposed transaction. In
addition, you may obtain the documents free of charge at the website maintained
by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Also, you may obtain documents filed with the SEC by
Chevron free of charge by requesting them in writing from Chevron Corporation,
575 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, Attention: Corporate Secretary, or
by telephone at (415) 894-7700. You may obtain documents filed with the SEC by
Texaco free of charge by requesting them in writing from Texaco Inc., 2000
Westchester Avenue, White Plains, New York 10650, Attention: Secretary, or by
telephone at (914) 253-4000.

         Chevron and Texaco, and their respective directors and executive
officers, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from
the stockholders of Chevron and Texaco in connection with the merger.
Information about the directors and executive officers of Chevron and their
ownership of Chevron stock is set forth in the proxy statement for Chevron's
2001 annual meeting of stockholders. Information about the directors and
executive officers of Texaco and their ownership of Texaco stock is set forth in
the proxy statement for Texaco's 2000 annual meeting of stockholders. Investors
may obtain additional information regarding the interests of such participants
by reading the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes


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[Joint Press Release Issued by Chevron Corporation and Texaco Inc. on August 10,

                           TO VOTE ON PROPOSED MERGER

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2001 -- Chevron Corp.
and Texaco Inc. today announced they have scheduled special stockholder meetings
for Oct. 9, 2001 with a record date of August 20, 2001, to vote on their
previously announced merger.

The date of the stockholder meetings, as well as other merger-related
information (including disclosure of a new New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol
- CVX - to be used by the combined company), is contained in a filing made by
Chevron today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Assuming affirmative stockholder votes, and receipt of federal and state
regulatory approvals in the meantime, the companies intend to complete their
merger the same day as the stockholder meetings.

The companies, which have certified their compliance with the U. S. Federal
Trade Commission staff's requests for information, have not yet received FTC
approval or the approvals of several states to complete the merger. The purpose
of scheduling their respective stockholder votes is to ensure their ability to
promptly complete the merger after receiving the required regulatory approvals.

In today's filing, the companies also outlined asset dispositions they
anticipate will be required by the FTC as a condition of not challenging the
merger. These anticipated dispositions involve Texaco's investments in its U. S.
refining and marketing affiliates, Equilon and Motiva, as well as other Texaco
interests in U. S. natural gas processing and transportation facilities, and a
portion of general aviation fuel marketing.

Since announcing the merger on October 16, 2000, the companies have said that
they anticipated certain divestitures, including Texaco's U.S. downstream
interests, would be required. Both companies have also expressed a desire to
complete the merger within a 12-month timeframe.

Once established, ChevronTexaco will rank among the world's largest energy
companies and will become the second largest based in the United States.

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