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2012-11-15 20:20:44

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter today, Consumer Watchdog called on California State Attorney General Kamala Harris to launch a criminal investigation into the conduct of oil companies in the state based on new information that oil refiners were running refineries and building inventories even when they said that they were performing maintenance. The full letter follows below. "It appears that California's oil refineries falsified public information...

2012-10-25 11:21:51

Points Out Small fines, Misunderstanding of Powers, and Calls for Action in Three Cases SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog sent a letter today to the head of California's Department of Toxic Substances Control urging the agency to stop stalling and sanction or pull permits of serial environmental violators, including Chevron and Evergreen Oil, a used oil-re-refiner. A third case, that of hazardous waste processor Phibro-Tech in the largely...

2012-10-24 11:22:04

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading online privacy organization is accusing Chevron of violating the First Amendment and trying to intimidate its critics by prying into the private email accounts of 71 individuals connected to the Amazon villagers who recently won a historic $19 billion judgment against the oil giant. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/DC99390) In a brief filed this week in federal court in San Francisco, the...

2012-10-23 15:21:37

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevron announced the creation of the new Chevron Future Leaders Program, at the inaugural meeting of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) Teen Council at the New Orleans Arena this weekend. The NORDC Teen Council was created to empower youth, ages of 12-17, by developing a social growth environment through structured teen programs. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/DA98632LOGO) Chevron Future Leaders...

2012-10-10 11:21:40

Otherwise consumers will face even higher prices when Tesoro and Chevron control nearly half of California's fuel refining capacity SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The average price for regular gas in California now stands at $4.67 a gallon, a record for both California and the nation. The spike is a function of low gasoline inventories and recent supply disruptions. California's refinery market is already too small--14 refineries power the world's eighth...

2012-10-08 07:21:10

LONDON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ODYE Limited ("ODYE" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Sierra Leone Government has awarded ODYE's subsidiary, ODYE (SL) Limited, a participating interest in two offshore deepwater exploration blocks, SL 8A-10 and SL 8B-10, along with its partners, Chevron and Noble Energy. ODYE's 100% owned subsidiary, ODYE (SL) Limited, has signed a petroleum license with Sierra Leone's Minister of Finance on 21 September 2012 which was ratified by...

2012-09-25 10:21:30

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. federal judge in San Francisco is inexplicably delaying the release of documents that would shed light on Chevron's extensive misconduct in judicial proceedings in Ecuador where it recently was hit with a $19 billion judgment for dumping toxic waste into the Amazon rainforest. More than a year has passed since Federal Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins was asked by rainforest villagers in Ecuador's rainforest to force Chevron...

2012-09-24 14:20:16

RICHMOND, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA Chief Ellen Widess reported on the status of the workplace safety agency's investigation of the August 6(th) fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery. She addressed a community meeting hosted by state and local legislators in Richmond today. Cal/OSHA's mission is to enforce health and safety laws that protect California's workers. "Our safety inspectors have been on the scene since the evening of the August 6(th) fire,...

2012-08-16 14:22:01

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The long summer of 2012 got even hotter last week when a Chevron oil refinery in the Northern California community of Richmond was set ablaze. The staff of Fire Protection Group, Inc. - a company specializing in a range of fire protection services for companies and individuals - believes the fire should be seen as a teachable moment for businesses of all sizes to be mindful of the potential for damage caused by any fire. The Chevron fire not only...

2012-08-07 14:20:25

Explosion, Fire at Aged Richmond Refinery Raises Questions About 'Culture of Safety' at Chevron, Lack of Unified Oversight By Regulators SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monday night's explosion and hours-long fire at Chevron's large oil refinery in Richmond, Ca., released toxic chemicals including sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide in unknown amounts, sending hundreds of local residents to local hospitals with breathing and eye complaints. Yet the state...