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Greasing The Wheels

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16. May 2008

Greasing The Wheels

5-16-08 by simpson Chevron Corp. just gave $100,000 to Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Dream Team Committee making the oil giant the 14th biggest contributor to Arnold since 2003. Chevron has given his various committees a total of $765,800. The most recent infusion of cash came on May 5 just before the Public Utilities Commission signed off on […]

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Chevron Busts Family Budgets

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15. May 2008

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Chevron Busts Family Budgets

Chevron Busts Family Budgets In Struggling California Town Of Casmalia State PUC Grants Oil Giant’s Water Company 89.7 Percent Rate Increase; Chevron Wanted 138 Percent CONTACT: John M. Simpson, 310-392-0522, ext 317; or cell: 310-292-1902 May 15, 2008 Santa Monica, CA — A decision today  by the California Public Utilities Commission to grant a whopping […]

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Exxon Is Holdout on MTBE

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8. May 2008

Exxon Is Holdout on MTBE

5-8-08 by dugan A national lawsuit over water pollution from a gasoline additive was more than half-settled yesterday when four of the five major oil comanies agreed to pay $423 million in cleanup and other costs. Chevron, Shell, BP, Conoco and several smaller companies did what’s right, and will escape years more of litigation costs. […]

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Chevron’s Record 1st Qtr Profit

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2. May 2008

Chevron’s Record 1st Qtr Profit

NEWS RELEASE: Chevron Rides Soaring Crude Oil Prices To Record Profit As Consumers Feel Squeeze At Pump CONTACT: John Simpson, 310-392-0522 x317, cell 310-292-1902; or Jamie Court x327 May 02, 2008 Santa Monica, CA — Chevron today posted record first-quarter profits of $5.17 billion while Californians struggled with soaring gas prices climbing over $4 a […]

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Conoco's Profit = Higher Gas $

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24. April 2008

Conoco's Profit = Higher Gas $

NEWS RELEASE:   Consumer Group Sees Warning in Oil Profit Report that Refining Profits Set to Rise, Spiking Gasoline Prices Further    Analyst Predicts Over $4 a Gallon Nationally, Up To $5 in California CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, ext. 305; or Tim Hamilton, 360-495-4941 April 24, 2008 Conoco Phillips’ CEO all but apologized for his […]

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Not the Gas Station's Fault

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21. April 2008

Not the Gas Station's Fault

4-21-08 by dugan   I imagine a fair number of drivers think the guy at the corner gas station is raking it in, with the price at the pump getting near–or beyond–$4.00 a gallon. But it ain’t so. The Oil Express newsletter (big subscription barrier, so no link), which is aimed at fuel retailers, notes […]

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Green Prize Wilts Chevron

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15. April 2008

Green Prize Wilts Chevron

4-15-08 by dugan     Chevron’s world headquarters in San Ramon, Calif., is less than 40 miles from San Francisco’s stately opera house. So if bad thoughts could kill, last night’s audience for the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize would be slumped in their seats. Two winners of the "environmental Nobel Prize" were Ecuadoran activists, lawyer […]

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Grease Rustlers Unite!

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4. April 2008

This wacky tale of grease rustling at a Northern California Burger King spins off a lot of threads. The police report said the wild-haired suspect was siphoning his 300-gallon haul of used fryer grease into a tank on the back of his truck. He was headed for a biorefinery in Atasacadero, where this "yellow grease" […]

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A Chevron Ghost Town?

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3. April 2008

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A Chevron Ghost Town?

04-03-08 by simpson Residents of the tiny Central Coast community of Casmalia are asking if Oil Giant Chevron, which supplies water to the community through a subsidiary, wants to turn the hamlet into a ghost town. You’ll recall that the Casmite, the Chevron-owned company supplying water to the community’s 200 residents asked the Public Utilities […]

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Green Half-Truths

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2. April 2008

Green Half-Truths

4-02-08 by dugan     I didn’t get time yesterday to post on a House select committee’s grilling of executives from the major oil companies, but as the chairman, Rep. Ed Markey  of Massachusetts, pointedly said, "there will be many more." (If you’ve got a question you’d like to have posed to Big Oil, please […]

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