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Archive | April, 2007

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Exxon Profiteering = Record 1st Qtr Profit

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26. April 2007

Exxon Profiteering = Record 1st Qtr Profit

NEWS RELEASE: April 26, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, (310) 392-0522 ext. 305, or cell: 213 280-0175, or Jamie Court, ext. 327 ExxonMobil’s Profiteering At Refineries Brings 1st Qtr Record Even As Revenues Fall; Regulators, Lawmakers Must Step In to Halt Price Gouging, Says Group Santa Monica, CA — ExxonMobil proved to the world today that […]

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Exxon Taints Stanford Research

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26. April 2007

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Exxon Taints Stanford Research

NEWS RELEASE April 26, 2007 CONTACT: John M. Simpson, (310) 392-0522 ext. 317 or cell: (310) 292-1902, or Jamie Court, (310) 392-0522, ext. 327 Credibility of New Stanford University Energy Research Tainted by ExxonMobil Ties Santa Monica, CA — A widely reported study sounding an alarm against using ethanol to replace gasoline is the most […]

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How green is Chevron?

25. April 2007

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How green is Chevron?

The San Francisco Chronicle April 25, 2007 by Jamie Court – Op-Ed Commentary The following commentary by Jamie Court, president of the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and a founder of www.oilwatchdog.org was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday, April 25th, 2007. ————— Chevron shareholders meet today in San Ramon […]

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Chevron v. Amazon & Environment

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25. April 2007

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Chevron v. Amazon & Environment

4-25-07 by Court Chevron shareholders meeting today in San Ramon will hear from Amazon villagers about the company’s failure to settle up for the worst oil related disaster in the world.   Subsidiary Texaco dumped 18 billion gallons of oily waste water in the Amazon, thirty times more volume than the Exxon Valdez spill.  The […]

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Shell-raiser Gets Goldman Prize

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24. April 2007

Shell-raiser Gets Goldman Prize

4-24-07 by Court Irish farmer William Corduff is in California to claim his Goldman prize. Corduff stopped Shell Oil from building a high pressure pipeline to connect proposed off-shore gas production with a refinery six miles away by going to jail for 94 days.  Corduff and four others refused Shell access to their property and […]

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BP Losses Offset By West Profits

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24. April 2007

BP Losses Offset By West Profits

NEWS RELEASE April 24, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, (310) 392-0522 ext. 305, cell: (213) 280-0175, or Jamie Court, ext. 327 ‘Bumbling Petroleum’ (BP) Manages to Halt Record Profit Runs; Losses Elsewhere Offset by High Gasoline Profits in U.S., Especially West Coast Santa Monica, CA — BP today blamed its 17% first quarter profit drop on […]

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Greenwashing Raised by "UC-BP" Initiative

24. April 2007

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Greenwashing Raised by "UC-BP" Initiative

The NewStandard April 24, 2007 by Michelle Chen Greenwashing Fears Raised by Berkeley-BP Initiative Fresh ties are budding between public universities and a leading oil company, seeding fears that industry is profiting from climate-change research at the expense of scientific integrity. Expanding a pattern of university and corporate linkages, the University of California-Berkeley has sparked […]

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Deal pushed at 'warp speed'

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23. April 2007

Deal pushed at 'warp speed'

Simpson4-23-2007 Why has UC Berkeley’s administration so vigorously pushed the $500 million deal with BP to fund a research institute?  Prof. Anne Wagner offered an explanation to her colleagues last week. She is one of 17 faculty members who requested the special meeting of Berkeley’s faculty senate to raise questions about the deal that would […]

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Big Week for Big Oil

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23. April 2007

Big Week for Big Oil

This is 1st quarter profit week for Big Oil. BP Tuesday, Conoco Wednesday, Exxon Thursday and Chevron Friday (Shell not until next week). Yet another record? We’ll be writing about it.

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Dumping the Guzzler

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21. April 2007

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Dumping the Guzzler

04-21-07 by dugan   Happy Earth Day, OilWatchdoggers. To celebrate, the hubby and I dumped the 13-year-old guzzler and bought a Prius. OK, we’re way behind blogger Simpson, who’s been driving a sleeker, more efficient Honda Insight for years–and wimpier than the three FTCR colleagues who drive fuel-sipping medium-sized motorcycles through the urban gridlock.  Drivers […]

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