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• Chevron (formally ChevronTexaco) operates oil exploration, development and production operations in 180 countries.

• Chevron is directly and indirectly responsible for human rights violations in the Niger Delta.

• Chevron has engaged in toxic dumping in several US states and in the Amazon rainforest. From 1972 to 1990 in Ecuador alone, a lawsuit on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadorians alleges that Texaco Corp. was responsible for dumping 18.5 billion gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers and open pits in the Amazon jungle, causing skin problems, miscarriages, and other ailments in local communities.

• Pressure Chevron to push its renewable energy efforts and demand reparations for Ecuador's Amazon peoples. In addition, find strategies for living a greener, more socially responsible life with Go Green.

-- Profile Updated 04/11/2011

About Chevron


Chevron Corp (formerly ChevronTexaco Corp.) was formed in 2001 when Chevron acquired Texaco. The company operates oil exploration, development and production operations in about 180 countries. Chevron has proved reserves of 13 billion barrels of oil equivalent; it can produce 2.8 million barrels of oil each day. Operating over 26,500 gas stations, the company reported revenues of $198.2 billion in FY 2005 and employed 59,000 people.

Campaigns

Tell Chevron to Clean Up its Mess in the Amazon

For over three decades in Ecuador…

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For over three decades in Ecuador, Chevron chose profit over people and the environment. While drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Chevron deliberately dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater and spilled roughly 17 million gallons of crude oil. Surpassing the Exxon Valdez spill by millions of gallons, it is one of the worst environmental disasters on the planet. Thousands of indigenous people have been paying the price, suffering from mouth and uterine cancer, birth defects, and spontaneous miscarriages.

http://chevrontoxico.com/take-action/send-chevron-a-message.html


Amnesty International Share Power Chevron Campaign

For over four decades, Indigenous communities have witnessed multinational oil companies cut through their ancestral lands in search of the country's vast petroleum resources…

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For over four decades, Indigenous communities have witnessed multinational oil companies cut through their ancestral lands in search of the country's vast petroleum resources. Texaco (now Chevron) was responsible for dumping 19 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the region, contaminating the drinking water of Ecuador's Amazon communities who are suffering the consequences up to this day. Take action to help defend Amazon communities and hold Chevron accountable.

www.amnestyusa.org/business/sharepower/chevron_action.html


Affiliates

- Bridgeline Holdings LP (Branch) - Houston, TX
- Caltex Oil (SA) (Pty) Ltd. - Cape Town, South Africa
- Caltex Shared Services Center - Mandaluyong, Philippines

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- Caltex Shared Services Center - Mandaluyong, Philippines
- Caltex Singapore Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Chandeleur Pipe Line Co. - Houston, TX
- Chevron Canada Finance Ltd. - Calgary, Canada
- Chevron Canada Limited - Vancouver, Canada
- Chevron Canada Resources - Calgary, Canada
- Chevron International Trading Company-West Africa - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
- Chevron Latin America - Caracas, Venezuela
- Chevron Nigeria Limited - Lagos, Nigeria
- Chevron Offshore (Thailand) Limited - Bangkok, Thailand
- Chevron Oronite S.A. - Levallois-Perret, France
- Chevron Overseas Petroleum Limited - San Ramon, CA
- Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Inc. - San Ramon, CA
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC - The Woodlands, TX
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP - The Woodlands, TX
- Chevron Phillips Chemicals International NV - Overijse, Belgium
- Chevron Pipe Line Company - Houston, TX
- Chevron Shipping Co. - San Ramon, CA
- Chevron Stations, Inc. - San Ramon, CA
- Chevron TCI Inc. - San Francisco, CA
- Chevron Texaco Information Technology Company - San Ramon, CA
- Chevron Texaco, Inc. - New Orleans, LA
- ChevronTexaco China - Beijing, China
- ChevronTexaco Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
- ChevronTexaco Corporation - Coral Gables, FL
- ChevronTexaco Europe - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
- ChevronTexaco Exploration & Production Inc. - Bakersfield, CA
- ChevronTexaco Netherlands - Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Explorer Pipeline Co. (Affiliate) - Tulsa, OK
- Fuel & Marine Marketing - Central, China (Hong Kong)
- Fuel & Marine Marketing - Colon, Panama
- Hydro Texaco A/S - Oslo, Norway
- Hydro Texaco AS - Oslo, Norway
- Lubricantes y Tambores del Ecuador, C.A. - Guayaquil, Ecuador
- P.T. Caltex Pacific Indonesia - Jakarta, Indonesia
- Pacific Coast Homes (Subsidiary) - Santa Ana, CA
- SA Texaco Belgium N.V. - Brussels, Belgium
- Sabine Pipe Line LLC - Houston, TX
- Saudi Arabian Texaco - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Shell Products US River Rouge Plant - River Rouge, MI
- Singapore Refining Co. Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Texaco (Ireland) Ltd. - Dublin, Ireland
- Texaco Bahamas Ltd. - Nassau, Bahamas
- Texaco Belgium NV/SA - Brussels, Belgium
- Texaco Brasil S.A.-Produtos de Petroleo - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Texaco Caribbean Inc. - San Pedro Sula, Honduras
- Texaco Chile S.A.C. - Santiago, Chile
- Texaco Cote d'Ivoire - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
- Texaco France S.A. - Argenteuil, France
- Texaco Greek Petroleum Company S.A. - Aspropirgos, Greece
- Texaco Guatemala Inc. - Guatemala, Guatemala
- Texaco Italiana SpA - Rome, Italy
- Texaco Mexicana S.A. de C.V. - Mexico, Mexico
- Texaco Natural Gas Plant (Division) - Maysville, OK
- Texaco Nigeria Limited - Lagos, Nigeria
- Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Co. - Warri, Nigeria
- Texaco Overseas Holdings Inc. - White Plains, NY
- Texaco Panama Inc. - Panama, Panama
- Texaco Petroleos de Angola S.A.R.L. - Luanda, Angola
- Texaco Pipelines LLC - Erath, LA
- Texaco Pipelines LLC - New Orleans, LA
- Texaco Puerto Rico, Inc. - Guaynabo, PR
- Texaco Trinidad, Inc. - Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
- Texaco Uruguay Sociedad Anonima - Montevideo, Uruguay
- The Pipelines of Puerto Rico, Inc. - San Juan, PR
- The Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining Co. (Subsidiary) - Denver, CO
- TRMI Holdings Inc. - Wilmington, CA
- West Shore Pipeline Co. - Tulsa, OK

Contact Chevron


Chevron
San Ramon, CA 94583 USA

Phone: 925-842-1000

Web: www.chevron.com

Alerts

Environment

Chevron was ranked the seventh “greenest” oil company out of the top 10 leading US oil corporations by Greenopia in 2011.…

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Chevron was ranked the seventh “greenest” oil company out of the top 10 leading US oil corporations by Greenopia in 2011. Chevron’s sustainability reporting is missing a lot of data but still forms a decent report. Chevron has also greatly reduced its greenhouse gas emissions from the year before but when scaled to its production, the rates are only moderately efficient. Chevron was also considered average in terms of the volume of oil spilled in 2009 but Chevron had a total of 798 oil spills in 2009, one of the largest numbers reported by any of the companies. Even when this number was normalized, Chevron is still among the worst although the amount of oil spilled was about average. Greenopia also notes the recent multi-billion dollar fine Chevron has received for its environmental disaster in Ecuador, although absorbed by its purchase of Texaco.

-- Greenopia, 03/01/2011

Source URL: http://www.greenopia.com/usa/oil_listing.aspx?ID=8&input=Name-or-produ...


On February 14, 2011, Chevron was ordered to pay more than $9 billion in damages, one of the largest environmental fines ever, for…

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On February 14, 2011, Chevron was ordered to pay more than $9 billion in damages, one of the largest environmental fines ever, for polluting parts of the Ecuadorean jungle and waterways. This legal battle has been dragged on in Ecuadorean courts for over 17 years yet both sides intend on appealing the ruling. Chevron refuses to pay for damages, seeing the decision as “illegitimate and unenforceable,” although it is the second-largest American oil company, reporting a net profit of $19 billion last year and has invested tens of millions of dollars in its legal defense for this case. On the other hand, the plaintiffs, consisting of local forest tribes and villagers, seek a larger fine as the current fine is far below the $27 billion award recommended by a court expert. The suit only had 47 named plaintiffs but it sought damages on behalf of 30,000 people allegedly affected by the environmental contamination and resulting illnesses.

The award, if paid in full, would be allotted as following: $6 billion for soil and water cleanup, $1.4 billion to build health care systems, $800 million to create health care plans specifically relating to cancer patients, as the court-appointed expert calculated 1,401 pollution-caused cancer deaths and a cancer rate twice Ecuador’s norm in the region. Chevron disputes these findings and is relying on appealing the decision, as oil corporations in pollution cases before, such as Exxon and even more recently BP, have never had to pay the full, original fine.

The case has a long and complex history, beginning with Texaco, later acquired by Chevron but operated as a part of the Ecuadorean state oil company. The villagers sued Texaco in 1993 and Chevron bought Texaco in 2001 before the case was resolved. Chevron has attempted to shape a bribery scheme by using bugging devices on its legal opponents in addition to forcing Joe Berlinger to surrender the outtakes of his documentary on the issue. Chevron has also filed a suit against several people involved in the case claiming that they have been making up evidence and manipulating the Ecuadorean legal system to conspire to extort Chevron for $113 billion. But despite these disputes, Chevron and the plaintiffs have agreed that oil exploration has contaminated the Ecuadorean rainforest. The plaintiffs argue that Chevron should be responsible for the damages produced by Texaco, yet Chevron claims that Texaco carried out a cleanup agreement with the Ecuadorean government that clears it of any liability.

-- Boston Globe, 02/15/2011

Source URL: http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2011/02/15/chevron_fined_95_bi...


In June 2010, Congress assessed the oil spill action plans of the five oil giants of the United States (Exxon-Mobil, ConocoPhillip…

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In June 2010, Congress assessed the oil spill action plans of the five oil giants of the United States (Exxon-Mobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Shell, BP). All of the plans were written by the same tiny Texas subcontractor and three of them listed the phone number for the same marine science expert who died in 2005. Four plans discussed the need to protect walruses, sea lions and seals, which, as Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) dryly noted, "have not called the Gulf of Mexico home for 3 million years." All five plans were over 500 pages long each yet used the same reassuring language, yet the House Energy and Commerce Chairman deemed these "cookie-cutter" plans as inadequate and that each of the oil giants would have been as unprepared as BP to a major oil spill such as the one in the gulf.

-- Washington Post, 06/16/2010

Source URL: www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/15/AR20100615017...


Chevron refuses to take responsibility for polluting rivers in eastern Ecuador.…

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Chevron refuses to take responsibility for polluting rivers in eastern Ecuador. The suit asks Chevron to pay for the cleanup of an area three times the size of Manhattan. The final bill would, according to a court-appointed expert, end up at $27 billion. Chevron have not only destroyed native peoples environment, their culture is also damaged. Read more about the river pollutions in the article.

-- Alternet, 03/08/2010

Source URL: http://www.alternet.org/story/145929/exposed%3A_chevron%27s_cover-up_o...


In September 2006, Chevron began running ads trying to rebrand itself as an environmentally responsible company.…

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In September 2006, Chevron began running ads trying to rebrand itself as an environmentally responsible company. Directed by "Lost in Translation" and "Being John Malkovich" director, Lance Acord and narrated by actor Campbell Scott, the ads are aimed at influential audiences as part of a campaign to harness the "power of human energy." The company shot the ads in 13 countries and are aimed at educating consumers about renewable energy and the importance of oil, and to paint the company as made up of "people just like you" from all walks of life.

-- Washington Post, 09/28/2007

Source URL: www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/27/AR20070927020...


According to a report by investigative journalism organization, the Center for Public Integrity, Chevron is a potentially responsi…

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According to a report by investigative journalism organization, the Center for Public Integrity, Chevron is a potentially responsible party for 95 Superfund sites (sites the Environmental Protection Agency has designated special funds to clean up) across the country.

-- U.S. PIRG, 04/26/2007

Source URL: www.publicintegrity.org/superfund/Company.aspx?act=10028


In November 2005, the Federal High Court of Nigeria ordered Shell to end the practice of gas flaring stating that it violates "gua…

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In November 2005, the Federal High Court of Nigeria ordered Shell to end the practice of gas flaring stating that it violates "guaranteed constitutional rights to life and dignity." Every major multinational oil company in Nigeria engages in gas flaring, including ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, TotalFinaElf, Agip and Shell, in collaboration with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The ruling makes gas flaring by these companies illegal as well.

-- Friends of the Earth, 04/11/2006

Source URL: www.foe.org.uk/resource/press_releases/shell_ordered_to_appear_by_1104...


The Public Eye on Davos was awarded by Pro Natura and the Berne Declaration to Chevron for pollution of forests in Ecuador.…

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The Public Eye on Davos was awarded by Pro Natura and the Berne Declaration to Chevron for pollution of forests in Ecuador. The Public Eye is awarded in order to expose the dark side of globalization and its impact on workers, communities, and the environment. The awards are presented in concert with the World Economic Forum.

-- Inter Press Service, 01/25/2006

Source URL: www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=31914


Attorneys representing more than 30,000 Ecuadorian jungle settlers and Amazon Indians filed a lawsuit in California against the fo…

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Attorneys representing more than 30,000 Ecuadorian jungle settlers and Amazon Indians filed a lawsuit in California against the former Texaco Corp. for environmental destruction in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Plaintiffs in the case claim that between 1972 and 1990 Texaco dumped 18.5 billion gallons of wastewater from oil exactraction operations into open pits and rivers in the Amazon jungle. The wastewater contaminated surrounding environments and seeped into drinking water, killing animals and causing human health problems including miscarriages and skin abnormalities. Damages of $6 billion are being sought in the case.

-- Associated Press, 10/20/2005

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In October 2003, the state of New Hampshire filed a lawsuit against ChevronTexaco and 21 oil companies for using MTBE, a gasoline …

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In October 2003, the state of New Hampshire filed a lawsuit against ChevronTexaco and 21 oil companies for using MTBE, a gasoline additive that the attorney general claimed polluted much of the state's water supply. According to Attorney General Peter Heed MTBE, caused "an unprecedented and significant groundwater contamination problem." Heed alleged, "These companies knew of the dangers that adding MTBE to gasoline posed to the water resources. They, and not the state or its citizens, should pay the bill to fully address this unprecedented environmental problem."

-- Concord Monitor, 10/07/2003

Source URL: www.cmonitor.com/stories/news/state2003/100703_mtbe_2003.shtml


In May 2003, a three-judge panel in a remote Amazon town called Lago Agrio -- or "Sour Lake," in reference to an enormous toxic du…

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In May 2003, a three-judge panel in a remote Amazon town called Lago Agrio -- or "Sour Lake," in reference to an enormous toxic dump of 18 million gallons of spilled crude oil will start hearings on claims that plaintiffs should be paid $1 billion by ChevronTexaco Corp. The company inherited the lawsuit after merging with Texaco in 2001. Texaco quit drilling in Ecuador in 1992 after nearly 30 years. The case is remarkable because a landmark decision by a New York federal court last August stipulated that any financial penalty imposed on ChevronTexaco in Ecuador be recognized in the United States.

-- San Francisco Chronicle, 05/01/2003

Source URL: none available


In 2002 hundreds of Nigerian women blocked the gates of ChevronTexaco pumping stations, cutting the flow of 100,000 barrels of cru…

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In 2002 hundreds of Nigerian women blocked the gates of ChevronTexaco pumping stations, cutting the flow of 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day, in protests demanind schools, jobs and hospitals for Niger delta villages. These unprecedented protests had the support of Nigerian governors and people around the world as they also drew attention to air and water pollution in the communities.

-- Common Dreams Newswire, 07/22/2002

Source URL: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/0722-03.htm


In July 2002, Santa Monica approved a tentative settlement with ChevronTexaco and ExxonMobil which it alleged had contaminated cit…

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In July 2002, Santa Monica approved a tentative settlement with ChevronTexaco and ExxonMobil which it alleged had contaminated city wells with the gasoline additive MTBE. Under the agreement, the companies will pay the full cost of building and operating a water treatment facility and also would pay for costs linked to the contamination.

-- Associated Press, 07/18/2002

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In 2002 a court ruled ChevronTexaco and three other oil companies responsible for the majority of the $100 million cleanup cost of…

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In 2002 a court ruled ChevronTexaco and three other oil companies responsible for the majority of the $100 million cleanup cost of the McColl Superfund site in Fullerton, California. The ruling overturned an earlier decision that held the U.S. government liable for most of the clean-up costs. The McColl site had been an oil byproducts dumpsite during the World War II era. Companies in the case insisted on government liability for the clean-up because the dumpsite contains an acid waste byproduct from a high-octane gas manufactured for the U.S. military during World War II. However, the court found that the Superfund site contains other contaminates having nothing to do with the war. Judge William A. Fletcher wrote, "The undisputed facts indicate that the oil companies ... dumped acid waste both before and after the war, that they dumped acid waste from operations other than Avgas production at the McColl site and that they were not compelled by the government to dump waste in any particular manner."

-- Associated Press, 02/11/2002

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In August 2001, a jury fined Chevron at least $2 million in compensation to Louisiana landowners for oil waste damage at an 11-acr…

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In August 2001, a jury fined Chevron at least $2 million in compensation to Louisiana landowners for oil waste damage at an 11-acre, unlined pit in Opelousas. The plaintiffs, who had leased the land since 1926 to Gulf Oil (which was purchased by Chevron in 1984), had sought up to $80 million in compensation and punitive damages for pollution associated with oil production. The jury decided that the oil company was responsible for land damages prior to 1957 when Gulf began subleasing the land to smaller companies, most of which have gone out of business.

-- Associated Press, 08/29/2001

Source URL: none available


In July 2001, Texaco agreed to settle a case brought by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency by outfitti…

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In July 2001, Texaco agreed to settle a case brought by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency by outfitting two of its oil fields in Central Valley California with new air pollution control devices. The company also agreed to pay $568,000 in fines for removing the equipment in the first place. Texaco had run 720 crude oil production wells without a permit and removed "vapor recovery" equipment from 5,030 crude oil wells, apparently to reduce maintenance costs, according to the Justice Department. A spokesman for Texaco said the oil company thought it had settled these issues with the local air quality district in 1999 and did not admit liability in the settlement.

-- Associated Press, 07/16/2001

Source URL: none available


In July 2001, Chevron agreed to pay $300,000 in fines for failing to meet air quality standards at a refinery in Richmond Californ…

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In July 2001, Chevron agreed to pay $300,000 in fines for failing to meet air quality standards at a refinery in Richmond California. The refinery accumulated 52 violations from 1998 until May, 2001 some of which led to a fiery blaze that sent hundreds of people to the hospital complaining of breathing difficulty and eye irritation.

-- San Francisco Chronicle, 07/10/2001

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In March 2001, a California Texaco subsidiary pled guilty to two felony charges and was fined $4 million for discharging millions…

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In March 2001, a California Texaco subsidiary pled guilty to two felony charges and was fined $4 million for discharging millions of gallons of polluted wastewater into the Dominguez Channel and into a creek in San Luis Obispo. Environmental regulations in California allowed the facility to release 15 parts of oil and grease per million gallons of water into the channel, but a four year investigation revealed that the company was discharging 940 parts of pollutants per million, about 62 times the allowed limit.

-- Los Angeles Times, 03/13/2001

Source URL: none available


In February 2001, Texaco was one of 11 oil and gas companies named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by a Hyde Park, New York…

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In February 2001, Texaco was one of 11 oil and gas companies named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by a Hyde Park, New York family alleging that the companies had conspired to market and use the gas additive MTBE, used to make gasoline burn cleaner. The Environmental Protection Agency has labeled MTBE as a possible carcinogen. MTBE has been found in drinking water in certain areas of Hyde Park. New York will officially ban the additive starting in 2004.

-- Associated Press, 02/14/2001

Source URL: none available


Environment officials are working to block approval of Chevron's $8 billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas project in Western Austra…

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Environment officials are working to block approval of Chevron's $8 billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia. Australia's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) announced it would advise the state government to reject the LNG project because of the impact it would have on a nature reserve and turtle nesting areas. Chevron holds a fifty percent stake in the Gorgon project, and said it would continue to participate in the assessment that will lead to a final government decision expected later in 2006.

-- Planet Ark, 06/07/2006

Source URL: www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/36664/story.htm


Ethics and Governance

According to state records and interviews with participants by the Associated Press ChevronTexaco reportedly influenced a recommen…

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According to state records and interviews with participants by the Associated Press ChevronTexaco reportedly influenced a recommendation to remove restrictions on oil refineries in governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to reorganize California’s state government. Just three weeks after his office released the state’s reorganization report, Chevron gave $100,000 to a political fund reportedly controlled by Schwarzenegger. Chevron is among the top corporate spenders on the governor, contributing more than $200,000 to his committees and $500,000 to the California Republican Party.

-- California Progressive Report, 05/09/2007

Source URL: http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/05/schwarzenegger_45.html


Between 1998 and 2006, employees and people affiliated with Chevron contributed $5,188,701 to political campaigns.…

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Between 1998 and 2006, employees and people affiliated with Chevron contributed $5,188,701 to political campaigns. During the same time period, Chevron spent nearly $48 million lobbying the federal government.

-- Center for Public Integrity, 04/26/2007

Source URL: http://www.coopamerica.org/programs/rs/profile.cfm?id=201


Detailed audits of several Chevron leases from 2001 to 2003 revealed that the company understated profits and thus underpaid its r…

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Detailed audits of several Chevron leases from 2001 to 2003 revealed that the company understated profits and thus underpaid its royalty obligations by millions of dollars. The Interior Department ordered Chevron to pay $6 million in overdue royalties, which the company paid while simultaneously appealing the case. In October 2006, The Interior Department dropped their order - a decision that came amid great criticism. In February 2006, the Interior Department acknowledged that Chevron and other oil companies failed to pay up to $7 billion in royalties as a result of lease mistakes. State governments and private landowners have challenged Chevron’s practices and reached settlements totaling $70 million in additional royalties. According to Richard T. Dorman, a lawyer representing private citizens suing Chevron over federal royalty payments, “The government is giving up without a fight. If this decision is left standing, it would result in the loss of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of dollars in royalties owed by other companies.”

-- New York Times, 10/31/2006

Source URL: none available


President Idriss Deby of Chad ordered Chevron Texaco and Petronas, two foreign oil companies responsible for 60 percent of Chad’s …

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President Idriss Deby of Chad ordered Chevron Texaco and Petronas, two foreign oil companies responsible for 60 percent of Chad’s production, to leave the country. According to President Deby, the two companies had refused to pay $486.2 million in unpaid taxes.

-- USA Today, 08/27/2006

Source URL: www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-08-26-chad-oil-chevron_x.htm


At the 2006 shareholder meeting, Trillium Asset Management and Boston Common Asset Management are calling on the Chevron Board of …

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At the 2006 shareholder meeting, Trillium Asset Management and Boston Common Asset Management are calling on the Chevron Board of Directors to "report by 10/01/06, at reasonable cost and excluding confidential information, the company's (a) annual expenditures by category for each year from 1993 to 2005, for attorneys' fees, expert fees, lobbying, and public relations/media expenses, relating in any way to the health and environmental consequences of hydrocarbon exposures and Chevron's remediation of Texaco drilling sites in Ecuador and (b) expenditures on the remediation of the Ecuador sites."

-- Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, 05/01/2006

Source URL: www.iccr.org


At the 2006 shareholder meeting, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Episcopal Church and Catholic Healthcare Partn…

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At the 2006 shareholder meeting, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Episcopal Church and Catholic Healthcare Partners called on Chevron to "establish a policy of applying, in all of its worldwide operations, environmental standards no less stringent than those established under the laws and regulations of California, the state where Chevron is headquartered and where (among all states and foreign countries) it has its greatest crude oil production and largest refinery capacity."

-- Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, 05/01/2006

Source URL: www.iccr.org


Representatives of Amazon Watch have filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over Chevron’s failure to…

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Representatives of Amazon Watch have filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over Chevron’s failure to fully disclose the Ecuador liability to shareholders. The complaint accuses Chevron of engaging in a "smear campaign" to cover the severity of an earlier remediation, misleading shareholders about the size of the potential liability of the Ecuador case.

Chevron has also chosen to ignore requests to cancel a private contract with the Ecuadorian military unit (“Rayo 24”) which has been implicated in human rights abuses. Ecuadorian rainforest leaders are preparing a complaint that Chevron’s involvement with the Ecuadorian military may violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

-- Business-HumanRights.org, 04/25/2006

Source URL: none available


According to the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), internal memos from Mobil, Chevron and Texaco showed that the…

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According to the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), internal memos from Mobil, Chevron and Texaco showed that the companies knowingly reduced their refining capabilities in order to drive gas prices up and calculated efforts to shut out independent processors. The memos implicate the American Petroleum Institute as having advised major oil conglomerates to withhold product from the market in order to increase profits.

-- Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights, 09/07/2005

Source URL: none available


In April 2003, federal prosecutors announced a probe into ExxonMobil's dealings with James Giffen, a US businessman accused of pay…

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In April 2003, federal prosecutors announced a probe into ExxonMobil's dealings with James Giffen, a US businessman accused of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to Kazakhstani officials overseeing the country's lucrative oil concessions. Giffen was arrested in March 2003, and charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by funnelling more than $78 million in payments from US oil companies - including Mobil, Texaco, Amoco and Phillips Petroleum - to two senior Kazakh officials. Much of the alleged bribes originated with Mobil's purchase of a 25 percent stake in the Tengiz field in 1996 for about $1 billion. The company has denied any knowledge of improper payments.

-- CorpWatch, 08/25/2005

Source URL: none available


In 2004 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Marathon Oil, Amerada Hess and ChevronTexaco were under invest…

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In 2004 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Marathon Oil, Amerada Hess and ChevronTexaco were under investigation by federal authorities for possible violations of securities laws prohibiting bribes to foreign government officials. The SEC notified the companies of the probe by letter, following the release of a Senate report describing transactions handled by Riggs Bank involving the companies and the dictator of Equatorial Guinea and his family. "Oil companies operating in Equatorial Guinea may have contributed to corrupt practices in that country by making substantial payments to, or entering into business ventures with, individual Equatorial Guinea officials, their family members, or entities they control, with minimal public disclosure of their actions," the Senate’s permanent subcommittee on investigations said.

A grand jury is investigating Riggs’ embassy banking division for violations of money-laundering laws in its handling of the Equatorial Guinea accounts.Riggs is accused of allowing Equatorial Guinea and its dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, to siphon millions of dollars in oil revenue into his personal accounts.

-- Multinational Monitor, 07/01/2004

Source URL: http://multinationalmonitor.org/mm2004/07012004/july-aug04front.html


Human Rights

After a drawn-out appeals process, the Khulumani Support Group has won the right to have its case against more than 20 western com…

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After a drawn-out appeals process, the Khulumani Support Group has won the right to have its case against more than 20 western companies heard in New York district court. The Khulumani Group originally brought suit in the name of thousands of survivors and victims of the South African apartheid regime, claiming in 2002 that not only had the accused companies profited from the apartheid system, but had been directly involved in propping up the regime. The New York circuit court of appeal overturned a lower court ruling that dismissed the case, meaning that some of the most profitable companies in the world will have to confront allegations that they have been complicit in horrendous violations of human rights. Among the defendants are banking powerhouses Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, automakers Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, oil companies BP, ExxonMobil, Shell Petroleum, Chevron and finally, technology giant IBM.

-- Khulumani Support Group, 10/13/2007

Source URL: www.khulumani.net/content/view/1637/23/


Chevron is fighting a lawsuit in San Francisco, CA brought by a group of Nigerian villagers.…

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Chevron is fighting a lawsuit in San Francisco, CA brought by a group of Nigerian villagers. The suit alleges that the company supported military attacks on protestors in the Niger Delta.

-- Business Week, 01/01/2006

Source URL: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8ES85GO0.htm?campaign_id...


Global Unions, a consortium of international trade union organizations, has listed ChevronTexaco as a company involved with Burma.…

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Global Unions, a consortium of international trade union organizations, has listed ChevronTexaco as a company involved with Burma. The group developed the list based on criteria that a company either operates in Burma, has business relations with the country, has been in direct contact with the officials of the regime or promotes tourism in the country.

-- Global Unions, 10/04/2005

Source URL: www.global-unions.org/burma/default2.asp


According to Amnesty International, Chevron is one of the companies that composes the consortium of oil and gas companies that man…

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According to Amnesty International, Chevron is one of the companies that composes the consortium of oil and gas companies that manage oil extraction in Chad and operate the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline. The pipeline spans 650 miles, cutting through the most fertile agricultural region in Chad as well as the Atlantic Littoral Forest in Cameroon.

Both Chad and Cameroon have histories of human rights violations, poor governance and corruption, sparking international concern over the pipeline operations. Citizens have experienced abuses by government and the oil companies:

  • Activists, journalists and elected officials critical of the pipeline have been harassed and intimidated
  • Poor communities in southern Chad have lost access to precious land and water resources, for which the oil consortium has failed to provide recompense
  • In Chad there have been complaints about compensation provided, including poorly built houses, classrooms and community centers, the digging of wells with poor water quality, and the distribution of defective farm implements
  • Cameroonian farmers have suffered from the loss of farmland and fruit trees without compensation

-- Amnesty International, 09/06/2005

Source URL: http://www.amnestyusa.org/Environment/Chad_and_Cameroon/page.do?id=110...


Six protesters were shot and killed at a Chevron Texaco oil export terminal in Nigeria on February 1, 2005.…

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Six protesters were shot and killed at a Chevron Texaco oil export terminal in Nigeria on February 1, 2005. Hundreds of protesters arrived at the terminal to oppose the lack of development and jobs in the community of Ugborodo when security forces opened fire on the people. Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. and Chevron operate the facility as part of a joint venture between the oil giant and the state-run energy company.

-- Reuters, 02/04/2005

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Nigerian villagers sued Chevron in US court on the grounds of "complicity" in the 1998 shooting of two Nigerians during a protest …

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Nigerian villagers sued Chevron in US court on the grounds of "complicity" in the 1998 shooting of two Nigerians during a protest on an offshore Chevron oil platform. A Human Rights Watch investigation uncovered Chevron's use of a sordid Nigerian security force, locally known as the "kill-and-go'' squad, to stop the protest. Chevron stated that the incident was "regrettable'' and claimed that the shooting was the result of an attempt by protesters to take control of guns held by security personnel. The company was cleared of direct liability in 2004. However, the judge in the case noted that a reasonable juror could reason that the company had indirect responsibility, and potentially be liable for reparations due to its "extraordinarily close relationship" with Chevron Nigeria.

In August 2007, a judge threw out some of the claims such as property damages but allowed the wrongful death and other human rights suits to proceed.

-- Reuters, 03/28/2004

Source URL: africa.reuters.com/top/news/usnBAN624458.html


In July 2002 a group of unarmed Nigerian women holding 700 ChevronTexaco workers in a southeast Escravos oil terminal agreed to en…

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In July 2002 a group of unarmed Nigerian women holding 700 ChevronTexaco workers in a southeast Escravos oil terminal agreed to end the standoff after the company said it would hire at least 25 villagers and build schools, electrical and water systems for the local community. The women took over the facility and a local airstrip, helipad and dock for a week preventing about a half million barrels of oil a day from being exported from the terminal. "We have to do a much better job of having communities involved in our business. We now have a different philosophy, and that is do more with communities," a ChevronTexaco executive said.

-- Associated Press, 07/15/2002

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Health and Safety

Between 1986 and 1990, Chevron buried 53 containers of toxic waste in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).…

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Between 1986 and 1990, Chevron buried 53 containers of toxic waste in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Removal of the containers began in January 2007 and was completed in August of that year. The composition and environmental impact of the waste was never assessed. The site lies between two villages, only 60 meters from the nearest road. Chevron built an elementary school in both villages and a marketplace in one. According to the villagers, the oil giant did not bar villagers from the removal site and children had been seen playing near the dangerous ditch. A Congolese organization, Congo Vision, is demanding to know what the composition of the waste in the containers was and what effects it could have on the surrounding communities. Chevron has been mum on both those subjects, even claiming that the land belonged to the state.

-- Business-HumanRights.org, 08/27/2007

Source URL: www.business-humanrights.org/Links/Repository/597730


ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, and BP, as well as a handful of other exploration and pipeline companies are being charged in a class-…

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ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, and BP, as well as a handful of other exploration and pipeline companies are being charged in a class-action lawsuit filed weeks after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of southern Louisiana. The class-action case faults oil and exploration companies for heightening the level of ruin caused by the hurricane. Plaintiffs claim that in efforts to uncover oil and natural gas, these companies indiscriminately and irresponsibly dredged the coastal wetlands of Louisiana, which serve as a critical natural buffer against storm surges and flooding. The case was filed on behalf of all Hurricane Katrina survivors. The lawsuit was initially rejected by a district court when it was first filed in 2005 but in 2010, several federal appeals court judges agreed that the case could be heard, eventually agreeing to set a hearing date and decide whether the case can progress by the end of the year.

-- AFX News Limited, 09/23/2005

Source URL: www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/09/23/afx2241383.html