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U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Wash, D.C.,Wed, Aug 5, 2009 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chevron, one of the world's largest integrated energy companies, has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), the USUBC executive committee announced today on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 100 companies and organizations who have business operations, investments or other development programs in Ukraine. 

Chevron,headquartered in San Ramon, California, conducts business in more than 100 countries.Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables.

Chevron's diverse and highly skilled workforce consists of over 60,000 employees worldwide . In 2008, Chevron produced 2.53 million barrels of net oil-equivalent per day. About 75 percent of that volume occurred outside the United States in more than 20 different countries. Chevron had a global refining capacity of more than 2 million barrels of oil per day at the end of 2008.

Chevron's marketing network supports more than 22,000 retail outlets on six continents and they have invested in 13 power-generating facilities in the United States and Asia.

Thomas R. Bard, Exploration and New Ventures Manager - Eurasia, San Ramon, CA, will represent Chevron on the USUBC board of directors.  USUBC will also be working closely with Diana Sedney, Manager, International Relations, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron, Washington D.C. and Kosta Jovanovic, Commercial Manager, Chevron Corporate Business Development.  

Technology is propelling Chevron's growth with a focus on technologies that improve their chances of finding, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas. They also are investing in the development of emerging energy technologies - such as finding better ways to make nonfood-based biofuels, creating hydrogen fuel systems, devising commercial uses for nano-materials and expanding their renewable energy resources.

Chevron traces their earliest roots to an 1879 oil discovery at Pico Canyon, north of Los Angeles, which led to the formation of the Pacific Coast Oil Co. That company later became Standard Oil Co. of California and, subsequently, Chevron. The company took on the name "Chevron" when they acquired Gulf Oil Corp. in 1984, nearly doubling their worldwide proved oil and gas reserves. The merger with Gulf was at that time the largest in U.S. history.

Another major branch of the family tree is The Texas Fuel Company, which was formed in Beaumont, Texas, in 1901. It later became known as The Texas Company and eventually Texaco. In 2001, the two companies merged to form ChevronTexaco.

The name was changed to Chevron in 2005 to convey a clearer, stronger and more unified presence around the world. The acquisition of Unocal Corporation in 2005 strengthened Chevron's position as an energy industry leader, increasing our crude oil and natural gas assets around the world.

More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

"USUBC is especially pleased to have a major international company like Chevron as a member, " said Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Group, www.SigmaBleyzer.com, who serves as President/CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).  

"USUBC has increased its membership four times over the past two and one-half years and now has a membership base of over 100 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its new members such as Chevron, with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work on behalf of the members and their business and development work in Ukraine," according to Williams.  

Over One-Hundred Members, August 2009, Membership in January of 2007 was 22. 
LINK: http://www.usubc.org/members.php, http://www.usubc.org

1.  3M Ukraine
2.  AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines
3.  AES Corporation
4.  AGCO Corporation
5.  Air Tractor, Inc.
6.  Aitken-Berlin, LLP/ASIA
7.  ALICO/AIG Ukraine
8.  American Continental Group
9.  American Councils for International Education
10.  AnaCom, Inc.

11.  Anemone Group 
12.  Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
13.  Asters law firm
14.  Atlantic Group
15.  Baker & McKenzie law firm
16.  Baker Tilly Ukraine
17.  Blufer & Associates
18.  The Boeing Company
19.  Bracewell & Giuliani LLP law firm
20.  Broad Street Capital Group


21.  Bunge North America
22.  Cargill
23.  Case New Holland
24.  CEC Government Relations
25.  Chadbourne & Parke LLP law firm
26.  Charles H. Camp, Law Offices of Charles H. Camp
27.  Chevron
28.  Cisco Systems, Inc.
29.  The Coca-Cola Company
30.  Commonwealth Energy Partners (CEP)

31.  ContourGlobal Ukraine

32.  Crumpton Group
33.  Deere & Company
34.  Defense Technology, Inc. (DTI)
35.  DHL International Ukraine
36.  Dipol Chemical International Inc.
37.  DLA Piper LLC law firm
38.  DRS Technologies, Inc.
39.  Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd. 
40.  Edelman Europe

41.  EPAM Systems
42.  Ernst & Young
43  The Eurasia Foundation
44.  First International Resources
45.  Foundation for International Arts and Education (FIAE)
46. General Dynamics
47.  Halliburton
48.  Heller & Rosenblatt law firm
49.  Holtec International
50.  Horizon Capital Advisors, LLC-
            Emerging Europe Growth Fund


51.  IBM Ukraine
53.  International Services Corporation (ISC)
54.  International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC)
55.  Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson
            International Center for Scholars
56.  KPMG - Ukraine
57.  Kraft Foods Ukraina
58.  Kyiv Atlantic Group of Companies
59.  Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMF)
60.  Marks, Sokolov & Burd, LLC law firm

61.  Mars Ukraine
62.  Maryland's Division of International Investment & Trade;
              Department of Business and Economic Development
63.  Microsoft
64.  Northrop Grumman
65.  Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
66.  Open World Leadership Center at the
               U.S. Library of Congress
67.  Pratt & Whitney - Paton
68.  Procter & Gamble (P&G)
69.  R & J Trading International Inc.
70.  RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group law firm

71.  RZB Finance (Raiffeisen Group)
72.  Salans law firm
73.  SE Raelin/Cajo, Inc.
74.  Shell Oil Company
75.  SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
76.  Siguler Guff & Co, LLC
77.  Softline Company
78.  SoftServe, Inc.
79.  Squire, Sanders and Dempsey LLP law firm
80.  Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI)

81.  TD International, LLC
82.  The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine
83.  The Washington Group (TWG)
84.  TNK-BP Commerce LLC
85.  Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)
86.  Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA)
87.  Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC)
88.  Ukrainian-American Environmental Association (UAEA)
89.  Ukrainian Development Company (UDC)
90.  Ukrainian Federation of America (UFA)

91.  Umbra, LLC
92.  UPS International Ukraine
93.  U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)
94.  U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF)
95.  Vanco Energy Company
96.  Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm

97.  Vision TV LLC
98.  Westinghouse Electric Company
99.  Winner Imports Ukraine (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche)
100.  WJ Agricultural Group
101.  Zurich Surety, Credit & Political Risk

For Year 2009 (http://www.usubc.org/excommittee.php)

Margarita Karpenko
Managing Partner
DLA Piper Ukraine LLC
Kyiv, Ukraine

Michael E. Kirst
Regional Vice President
Central/Eastern Europe and Russia
Westinghouse Electric Company
Brussels, Belgium

Paul Nathanson
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Irina Paliashvili
President and Senior Counsel
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A.
Washington, D.C./Kyiv, Ukraine

Andrew A. Pidgirsky
Board of Governors
Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA)
Houston, TX

Mara L. Sovey
Director, International Affairs
John Deere Public Affairs Worldwide
Deere & Co.
Washington, D.C.

Samir B. Sahgal
Director, International Operations
Washington, D.C. Operations
The Boeing Company
Arlington, VA
       Treasurer, USUBC

Patrick H. Sweet
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI)
Alexandria, VA

Arnold F. Wellman
Vice President
Corporate Public Affairs
Washington, D.C.

E. Morgan Williams
Director, Government Affairs
Washington Office
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Washington, D.C. 
       Chairman, Executive Committee, USUBC
       President/CEO, USUBC

Van A. Yeutter
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Washington, D.C.

Jack I. Heller
Attorney at Law
Heller & Rosenblatt
Washington, D.C.
       Legal Counsel, USUBC