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Chevron Busts Family Budgets

Thursday, May 15, 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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BP Deal Sells Out UC-Berkeley

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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BP Deal Sells Out UC-Berkeley

NEWS RELEASE November 14, 2007 CONTACT: John M. Simpson, 310-392-0522, x317; or cell: 310-292-1902 UC Deal With Oil Giant Sells Out University’s Values; Insults Regents and Public, Consumer Advocates Say; New Details Emerge Granting BP More Power Over University Research Santa Monica, CA — The $500 million deal with BP signed today by University of […]

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Regents Must Review UC-BP Deal

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Regents Must Review UC-BP Deal

NEWS RELEASE October 31, 2007 CONTACT: John M. Simpson, 310-392-0522, x317, or cell: 310-292-1902 Consumer Advocates Insist UC Regents Review $500 Million "UC-BP" Deal; Demand Proposed Contract Terms Be Made Public Santa Monica, CA — The University of California Board of Regents must approve any contract with BP creating the controversial Energy Biosciences Institute at […]

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Big Oil Gives $500K+ to Giuliani

Friday, October 19, 2007

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Big Oil Gives $500K+ to Giuliani

NEWS RELEASE October 19, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522 x305 Giuliani Leaps Past $500,000 Mark in Big Oil Contributions; All Presidential Candidates Should Return Oil Industry’s "Dirty Money," Says Watchdog Group Santa Monica, CA — Rudy Giuliani is far ahead of the rest of the presidential pack in contributions from the oil and gas industry, […]

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Iraqi Three-in-One

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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Iraqi Three-in-One

09-04-07 by dugan     The media’s Iraq focus this week is on Gen. David Petraus’s predictable one-hand, other-hand report on the progress of the "surge." Yet there’s little Western-media reporting from Dubai  and Istanbul, where a series of oil industry-sponsored conferences (here, here and here) is cementing ties between oil executives and Iraq’s chief […]

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Venezuela pulls control from BigOil

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

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Venezuela pulls control from BigOil

Venuezuela pulls control from Big OilBy Mark Reback5/1/07 It’s no surprise that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez did what he said he would: Take majority control of the Orinoco oilfields of Chevron, Exxon Mobil, BP and Conoco Phillips. The oil markets yawned. But the struggle isn’t over, with negotiations on terms continuing into June. But the […]

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Faculty Gets Say In BP-Berkeley Deal

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

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Faculty Gets Say In BP-Berkeley Deal

4-4-07  by Court The management at UC Berkeley is now allowing faculty critical of the partnership with BP to negotiate the terms. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that: Journalism Professor Bill Drummond, chairman of the campus Academic Senate, said the administration will allow four professors who chair Senate committees — Calvin Moore, Patrick Kirch, Christopher […]

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Will Tesoro Compete Or Cheat With Shell's Assets?

Sunday, April 1, 2007

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Will Tesoro Compete Or Cheat With Shell's Assets?

The Feds’ final approval of the transfer of Shell’s Los Angeles refinery and 250 gas stations in Southern California creates the possibility that an upstart company with refining and distribution capacity could challenge Chevron and the other majors to do better. The fact is that the Big Five have operated much like an oligopoly: working […]

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War Protests At Chevron: The Why

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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War Protests At Chevron: The Why

Most news stories about anti-war protesters who gathered Monday in front of Chevron’s San Ramon headquarters were fuzzy on the reasons why Chevron was targeted. A few, including the local CBS affiliate, nailed it: Chevron and the other oil majors stand to profit mightily at the expense of the Iraqi people under the proposed oil […]

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Majors Surrender To Chavez

Friday, March 9, 2007

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Majors Surrender To Chavez

President Bush may not be willing to utter Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’s name during his trip to Latin America, even while Chavez led flag-waving supporters with Bush insults and chants of "Gringo, Go Home." But America’s biggest oil companies have waved the white flag in Venezuela. Exxon, Chevron and ConocoPhillips have all agreed to cede […]

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