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Published on February 19th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás


Chevron Tries To Appease Victims With Pizzas After Explosion

February 19th, 2014 by  

Originally published on Gas2.

Chevron Pizza

Last week, residents of Bobtown, PA were awoken by a massive, fiery blast at the town’s Chevron-owned fracking well. The explosion is believed to have killed at least one person, with another worker injured and a number of area residents seriously, rightfully frightened by the blast. Chevron knew it had to do something, but what could possibly alleviate the fears of Bobtown residents and show that Chevron felt the full weight and import of the loss of their worker’s life?

Why—free pizza, of course!

Now, I’m usually the first one to point out how awful the crookedlyingfear-mongeringprice-gouging oil and gas companies are. Still—and I’m being honest—I thought this was a hoax. There is no way a company that claims to hire intelligent live humans could be so monumentally stupid, I thought. Until I saw this …

Chevron Pizza

… which, yeah. That looks an awful lot like a gift certificate for a pizza—and if that’s not proof that the oil and gas companies are peopled by s***-eating monsters who should be hanged on principle, I honestly don’t know what is. Even more than bribing conning the Brazilian gov’t into taking $42 million instead of the $17.5 billion it was (successfully) sued for, I think. You can make the argument that it’s good Chevron chose a local brand or deride them for not giving out a brand-name pizza coupon on your own time.

Sources | Photos: I AcknowledgeYahoo! Finance.

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I've been involved in motorsports and tuning since 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the Important Media network. You can find me on Twitter, Skype (jo.borras) or Google+.

  • Green Globe

    Chevron even had the audacity of placing an expiration date on the coupon. SMH.


  • Rick Kargaard

    This language and confrontational style destroys the credibility of environmental initiatives. It definitely destroys the credibility of Mr. Borras. It is childish and uncalled for.

  • Mike H

    Agree with the others…the childish, pejorative tone here makes CT (an otherwise great resource) seem amateur.

  • Kyle Field

    Doofus PR mistake – definitely. No need to blow it out of proportion and scale up a single mistake to the whole industry. I’ll debunk it here – my dad is in the oil and gas industry and he’s not a s*!+ eating monster… he does like pizza though. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions from there…

  • SON1

    Love Clean Technica – but I have to agree that Mr. Borras should not post in this way. We want to win the clean war in a clean way.

  • Malaclypse

    “…and if that’s not proof that the oil and gas companies are peopled by s***-eating monsters who should be hanged on principle…”

    Are you serious CT? I sincerely hope that this is the last post for Mr. Borras.

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